Missed tackles hurt Vikings in first ...

Missed tackles hurt Vikings in first half of season

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 12, 2009, titled Missed tackles hurt Vikings in first half of season. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The scouting reports leading up to the 2008 draft stated that safety Tyrell Johnson was an excellent tackler in college.

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muskratbob

Beckley, WV

#1 Nov 12, 2009
Tackling defently needs inproveing and i'm glad they are getting better. The seconc half of season is here and it'll take special teams,defence and offence to pull it all out. Every viking player is needed to do his upmost to go all the way and win the superbowl. I can remenber when players played with casts on their hands and other difficulties sometimes it JUST DEPENDS HOW BAD WE WANT IT ALL GO VIKINGS.

“I follow no group nor person.”

Since: Oct 09

Faribault area

#2 Nov 12, 2009
Vikings offense is looking better and better each week. Favre is starting to put together an offensive unit that is lethal in all four quarters. Clearly this offense is much better than last years. With an average of 30.5 pts. per game, with a new QB, and rookie all-purpose back, or flanker, that is better darn good I'd say. The only weak spots are on offense are the OL consistancy and BB staying wealthy and focused.

The Vikings defense is hurting without Winfield. But the coaches will figure something out to fill that gap, this week. The defense has to tighten up as a unit in the thrid and forth quarters If they can do that this Vikings team could go deep into the play-off's.

What we don't need is any foolishness off the field. That requires dicipline, and adult behavier of each and every player, for the sake of the team. Beyond that, "one week at a time" and 40 for 60 character.

I look for more "wildcat" this second half of the season. I believe we have the players (weapons) to score some points from any spot on the field.
rtpSPAL

United States

#3 Nov 13, 2009
vnbushman wrote:
I look for more "wildcat" this second half of the season. I believe we have the players (weapons) to score some points from any spot on the field.
The Dolphins have to run a wildcat because they don't have a quarterback who can read a defense and execute the proper play. With Favre, the dumbest thing we can do is start running the wildcat because he is an awesome weapon who should be executing every single play we run. The few times we have run it we looked like fools.
kdogg

United States

#4 Nov 13, 2009
I think the Vikings are scariest when they pound the ball and use BF to move the chains when necessary! Ofcourse you need to mix the passing in to, but keeping the opposing offense off the field is KEY! I like the Vikings chances when they play smart football. Keep the stupid mistakes to a minimum...
tom marion

Dayton, OH

#5 Nov 13, 2009
darren sharper's int's are missing also!!?tom marion,il.
deer tracks

Yankton, SD

#6 Nov 13, 2009
Yes, we will meet up with Darren Sharper in the Super Bowl!! Who was the idiot that let Darren get away??

Since: Sep 09

United States

#7 Nov 13, 2009
deer tracks wrote:
Yes, we will meet up with Darren Sharper in the Super Bowl!! Who was the idiot that let Darren get away??
Yeah, it wasn't a question of who let him go, it was a question of dollar signs. He got a tremendous offer from the Saints. I would have questioned him if he had stayed to tell the truth. If memory serves, I think his deal was almost parallel to Favre's offer of 2 years for 25 million. Sharper is looking to get into the commentators booth here pretty soon as it is and he's even said that in a couple of interviews. Personally I wish him all the best, he gave Minnesota fans some great years.
Justin

Wetumpka, AL

#8 Nov 13, 2009
"It doesn't bother me at all," Johnson said. "I'm one of those guys that I don't look at the negative stuff, you know what I mean? I look at the missed tackles, and all that stuff, but to me, it's all about how you bounce back. We've responded good. We're 7-1."

I have no clue what he mean what an idoit
Justin

Wetumpka, AL

#9 Nov 13, 2009
deer tracks wrote:
Yes, we will meet up with Darren Sharper in the Super Bowl!! Who was the idiot that let Darren get away??
The Saints are in the NFC so im not exactly sure how the vikings are playing the saints in the super bowl
deer tracks

Yankton, SD

#10 Nov 13, 2009
Oops, What I meant is in the playoffs...sorry

“I follow no group nor person.”

Since: Oct 09

Faribault area

#11 Nov 13, 2009
rtpSPAL wrote:
"The Dolphins have to run a wildcat because they don't have a quarterback who can read a defense and execute the proper play. With Favre, the dumbest thing we can do is start running the wildcat because he is an awesome weapon who should be executing every single play we run. The few times we have run it we looked like fools."

If you say that's why they run the wildcat, I wont argue that. But I will argue the fact that the Vikings have offensive weapons most teams do not have. Favre is a great QB, that can read a defense like a stop and go light. Like most teams, Minnesota has its own version of the wildcat.

Ours doesn't require the QB be a 210 pound rabbit. Nor does it require alot of fancy running around in the back field by anyone.

The Vikings version simply gets the defense going one way to meet the ball. But the ball doesn't really go that way for long. It's more of a cut back pass, to the back field running back, whom blocked and then broke it off.

The idea here is to keep the defense off balance, by using every weapon availible, more than it is to make good use of a correctly timed audible. For example the Vikings audible may be a wildcat play, called at the line of scrimage, or in the huddle.

I never said, Favre would be running with the ball on a reverse, did I? So the next time you correct someone. Make sure you are assuming corrctly.

The the NFL, every weapon should be used, to its fullest advantage often, in every way imaginable. Even if it means some sort of wildcat, to through the defense off balance. Favre is the perfact QB for that purpose, because he does know how to read every single player on the defense.

I also never said, Favre will be running down field for a pass, from Peterson, did I.
FudgePackerKilla

Bangkok, Thailand

#12 Nov 14, 2009
Justin wrote:
"It doesn't bother me at all," Johnson said. "I'm one of those guys that I don't look at the negative stuff, you know what I mean? I look at the missed tackles, and all that stuff, but to me, it's all about how you bounce back. We've responded good. We're 7-1."
I have no clue what he mean what an idoit
You're right TJ, we're 7-1, but not because of you, pick it up or be replaced!

“I follow no group nor person.”

Since: Oct 09

Faribault area

#13 Nov 14, 2009
Missed tackles hurt Vikings in first half of season

Of course if you miss a tackle, you are not doing your job. Plus you can't take it back, or make up for it later.

Every player has a job to do on every play. If you are not doing that job, your team will not be seccesseful very often. Johnson's answer was, "we are 7-1", meaning he see's no problem with 7-1,.

If that is all there is to it, it would be fine. But it goes beyond the that. Missed tackles is like a sickness, in that it may spread throughout the team. Starts with one player, then goes to two players and then 4 players etc. etc.,. I see you not doing your job, and still being paid big money, so I stop doing my job, and so on and so on,. It is like an infection that spreads.

Such an infection could peak during the play-off's. That is why this fan, wants to see 40 for 60 out of this team. And forget about all of the grandstanding, hotdogging, and celebrating prior to after the super-bowl.
Big Al

Kelseyville, CA

#14 Nov 14, 2009
Tackling has always been considered a coachable skill. Certainly at the pro level everyone has the physical skills. It seems to me that a lot of missed tackles are the result of trying to make the "big hit" rather than simply using proper technique. You don't just throw your body at the guy. If the runner makes a move you get a "big miss" instead of a big hit. Notice that Antoine Winfield always seems to have hold of some part of the body even if the runner avoids the full force of the tackle. I'm glad to see that Frazier is aware of the problem. That's the first step to fixing it.

“Smack the Pack”

Since: Sep 09

Oslo,Norway

#15 Nov 14, 2009
vnbushman wrote:
Missed tackles hurt Vikings in first half of season
Of course if you miss a tackle, you are not doing your job. Plus you can't take it back, or make up for it later.
Every player has a job to do on every play. If you are not doing that job, your team will not be seccesseful very often. Johnson's answer was, "we are 7-1", meaning he see's no problem with 7-1,.
If that is all there is to it, it would be fine. But it goes beyond the that. Missed tackles is like a sickness, in that it may spread throughout the team. Starts with one player, then goes to two players and then 4 players etc. etc.,. I see you not doing your job, and still being paid big money, so I stop doing my job, and so on and so on,. It is like an infection that spreads.
Such an infection could peak during the play-off's. That is why this fan, wants to see 40 for 60 out of this team. And forget about all of the grandstanding, hotdogging, and celebrating prior to after the super-bowl.
40 for 60, sounds familiar...

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