Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way

Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way

There are 35 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 21, 2008, titled Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Vikings put the ball on the ground seven times and lose it four times, killing scoring chances and handing the Falcons prime opportunities.

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VIKNGGOLFER

Rochester, NH

#22 Dec 22, 2008
Hate to say it but Gus may be needed back next weekend... INEXPERIENCE AND BALL SECURITY IS WHAT WE NEED TO WIN GAMES...
GO VIKES
Whatever

Chambersburg, PA

#23 Dec 22, 2008
Thanks REV BRIAN, for trying to keep this about football. I can't stand when people get in here and try and make personal pissing matches.

I'm sure AP knows he has a problem to fix. I'm sure that Brad better show him he has a problem to fix. Taylor and AP should have their roles reversed this week coming up.

I know that the fumbled exchange goes to Jackson, but thats on Peterson. On a handoff, you're supposed to wait for the ball to hit you in the stomach. AP got in a hurry and tried to grab it from TJ. All of the mistakes are fixable. There weren't poor decisions, there wasn't mental mistakes, except for the botched snap. Everything was physical and fixable. They got one game to make everything better. And I don't care if its against the Giants reserves or starters.

ONE GAME
VIKNGGOLFER

Rochester, NH

#24 Dec 22, 2008
You may be right Whatever the experience in the back field will go along ways next weekend... Jackson and Peterson needs to watch. I know Peterson is the best Running back in the leaque but he is worthless to us if he going to fumble so many times a game. Petterson listen to a real coach here and sprint under control and try not to do to much and cover the damn ball up once you feel contact... GO VIKES!!!
Go figure

AOL

#25 Dec 22, 2008
The problem with Adrian cannot be fixed when he knows about it already, he's programmed to carry the ball that way from the start of his career. He's like so many other backs that have come and gone in this league, nothing can change he will repeat the same mistake over and over again.
Remember the saying; You can't teach an old dog new tricks? That holds the hard truth, sorry to say.
PurpleBlood0021

La Verne, CA

#26 Dec 22, 2008
Allie wrote:
All those fumbles were hilarious. Good job queens.
Loser team, coach and fans. Go Bears!
No Allie, the Bears are a sorry team. The fact that they have a chance to finish with a winning record is a joke. The Vikings are a better team, and to think otherwise is deluisonal.
Chad

Warrenton, MO

#27 Dec 22, 2008
I will take being 10-6 and are chance of doing something in playoffs, we may play Atlanta again in playoffs and the odds of beating a good team twice in same year are not good so it was not for nothing to fumble that game away.look at the big picture who would of thought this team would be in this position at the begining of the year. I gurantee we beat GIANTS.
PurpleBlood0021

La Verne, CA

#28 Dec 22, 2008
Whatever wrote:
Thanks REV BRIAN, for trying to keep this about football. I can't stand when people get in here and try and make personal pissing matches.
I'm sure AP knows he has a problem to fix. I'm sure that Brad better show him he has a problem to fix. Taylor and AP should have their roles reversed this week coming up.
I know that the fumbled exchange goes to Jackson, but thats on Peterson. On a handoff, you're supposed to wait for the ball to hit you in the stomach. AP got in a hurry and tried to grab it from TJ. All of the mistakes are fixable. There weren't poor decisions, there wasn't mental mistakes, except for the botched snap. Everything was physical and fixable. They got one game to make everything better. And I don't care if its against the Giants reserves or starters.
ONE GAME
Well stated. This league, due to the short schedule, has become such a fickle league where a team could be the talk of the town one week and in a state of hysteria the next. What I saw was not regression. The offense still did a lot of good things, but the turnovers is obviously what did them in. Every team has games where all the bounce seem to go in the opposition's favor - it just happened to be in the biggest game of the year...again.

My beef with the game yesterday is that a game with the kind and quantity of mistakes should never happen at the end of the season - especially when the game is being played at home and indoors, regardless of what's at stake. I expect the Vikings to play their "A" game against the Giants this Sunday no matter who the Giants field. Anything less than that should warrant serious consideration of Childress's status as our favorite team's coach.
JaJaBar

La Grange, KY

#29 Dec 22, 2008
Cash wrote:
Would be nice if the CROWD showed up on s Sunday -**** did they think they were in churcn?? Oh well, thanks to AP (& brandon Jacobs) I WON my fantasy superbowl !At least he picked a good day to ffail!
I noticed Butt head Billick and his idiot side kick
baldy were more interested in the crowd than the game.Look, Vikings fans have been through hell with these key stone cops called the Vikings , what does anyone expect. Maybe if they werent on national tv they would played more like professionals.
DD Austin

United States

#30 Dec 22, 2008
REV BRIAN wrote:
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I have no problem with being called into accountability for something that I actually did.
But once again, this is a forum about the Vikings, not about snapping and snarling at the preacher like a wild dog.
It's not about calling men GIRLS - ha? What planet did you step off of. If you don't want to be called for something - don't put it out there. You blew it and are too proud to admit it! You are trying to get around your error, but your comments are out there, and unless you apologize to all of us who have girls - you are wrong!!
Chad

Warrenton, MO

#31 Dec 22, 2008
Go figure wrote:
The problem with Adrian cannot be fixed when he knows about it already, he's programmed to carry the ball that way from the start of his career. He's like so many other backs that have come and gone in this league, nothing can change he will repeat the same mistake over and over again.
Remember the saying; You can't teach an old dog new tricks? That holds the hard truth, sorry to say.
Go figure YOUR an IDIOT
Hello

United States

#32 Dec 22, 2008
This team is junk.
notanostrich

Wausau, WI

#33 Dec 22, 2008
Quote from TJ: "He was ready. I wasn't ready." Two things about that quote (referring to the hike-over-his-head play by Matt Birk). One, he was absolutely correct that he wasn't ready. Without mincing words, there are two people responsible for getting TJ ready to play: Brad Childress and Tavaris Jackson. Neither have proven themselves over the past few years. Neither should be with this team after the end of the season next week, unless the Chillmeister takes a coordinator position and TJ feels comfortable with that clipboard. Two, there were some other members of our vaunted, and multi-talented team, that weren't ready to play, either. AD is not one of them. He's a gamer who needs coaching, just as some others need coaching. Bottom line: we have no leadership on this team from top to bottom. We have a boatload of talent but no leaders, no locker-room coaches, no sideline coaches, no coaches period, except perhaps Les Frazier.
Mark

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#34 Dec 22, 2008
Frank wrote:
I don't like our chances to make the playoffs now. There's no way the Bears lose tonight at home. How many years now have we seen this from the Vikings? Win and your in, and we lose AGAIN. What's worse is that our offense wasted a very good effort by our defense...
Hate to say it, but unless the Giants rest their starters next week, we're sunk. I'm tired of watching this team choke in the clutch. I really thought after winning on the road last week, this team had turned a corner. The coaches need to do something besides talk about ball security.
Bring back the three weeping blondes! Yes, it sucks to be us. Yesterday was our last best chance to win the division. I will be a Packerbacker for one night, but you just know those sorry so-and-so's are going to let us down. I think the nightmare scenario of not reaching the playoffs happen. Oh, me of little faith! Go Vikings!
Danny Boy

Calgary, Canada

#36 Dec 23, 2008
REV BRIAN wrote:
Look at the wussies and whiners. You were gone when the Vikings were winning. Silent. But here you are now, as I was saying to a pal of mine yesterday, "The 'FIRE CHILDRESS' idiots will be out in full force tomorrow." And here they are.
But now we have "BENCH ADRIAN" idiots along with them? What?
People like you are why people in LA and NY talk about MN the way that they do. What a bunch of girls.
Childress makes progress every year (the win/loss record proves this). Tavaris has the gift. He needs to be allowed to get into his groove, as all young quarterbacks go through the growing pains in the NFL. Some unrealistic jacka$$es want instant results, like 6-year-olds. It doesn't happen that way. And Peterson does not need me to defend him. He is a once-a-generation superstar. That he is on our team at all is huge. We better provide an environment that will make him want to stay come contract renegotiation time.
This is not the MN I grew up in. You call yourselves fans? You bunch of girls!
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An awfully negative post from someone who calls himself " Reverend"...hum........
Danny Boy

Calgary, Canada

#37 Dec 23, 2008
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>Go figure YOUR an IDIOT
Gee, that's an insightful comment, good comeback....

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