Vikings don't see much need for change

Vikings don't see much need for change

There are 4 comments on the story from Jan 5, 2009, titled Vikings don't see much need for change. In it, reports that:

The Minnesota Vikings enter the offseason sooner than they anticipated but believing no major changes are needed to make a Super Bowl run next season.

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Saint Augustine, FL

#1 Jan 6, 2009
Can you say delusional! I wonder what they will say when they go 6-10 next year?


#2 Jan 6, 2009
WE NEED A QB!!!! Plain and simple!!!!!!!

United States

#3 Jan 6, 2009
Jake wrote:
Can you say delusional! I wonder what they will say when they go 6-10 next year?
If we go 6-10 next year, Chilly will be coaching shuffleboard in Apache Junction, AZ.
We have too much talent to not do at least as good as this year.
Biggest concerns?
1. QB
2. Coach
3. Special Olym....Teams coach
4. Age of P. Williams, Matt Birk, and Antoine Winfield.
5. Right Tackle
6. Wide receiver
7. Cornerback
Even if we just address QB and Right Tackle in the off season, we will be much better off.
TJ may continue to progress, but there are only so many loses we can endure while waiting. Garcia would fit nicely, and TJ could get more instruction without the prime time game pressure.

Trussville, AL

#4 Jan 12, 2009
I am most concerned about the play calling. Running AP into the middle every first down for two yards drove me crazy this year. How about an outside pitch, or put Taylor in the backfield with AP and have them go in opposite directions so the defense can't key on one runner. AP is best when he's got room to run, so try and get him into the open field - not straight into the pile down after down. Personally, I don't think much of Childress's gametime decisions. The Vikings were outcoached in the second half more often than not. Two examples of bad decisions in the Eagles game are: not taking the 10 yd penalty on third down that allowed their first field goal to be 44yds - instead of pushing them back into the 54 yd range!!? And with under two minutes to go in the first half, what happened there? Either run out the clock, or go into a two minute offense. I prefer to try and score, but either way - make a coaching decision and do it! Instead, the Vikings run on first down, clock keeps going. An incomplete pass on down two stops the clock. Then an ineffectual run on third means Philly stops the clock, and gets the ball back with about a minute left. They didn't score this time, but the play calling boggles the mind! Try and score or run the clock out!! Don't do this wishy-washy stuff that gives the opponents opportunities. Goll! Stuff like this happened all season, and I find myself thinking the Vikes won despite coaching, not because of it.

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