Red-zone troubles continue to haunt V...

Red-zone troubles continue to haunt Vikings

There are 24 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 14, 2010, titled Red-zone troubles continue to haunt Vikings. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Vikings' red-zone deficiencies have become a scarlet letter for their underachieving season.

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Richard Peterson

Sparks, NV

#1 Nov 15, 2010
The Vikings would have hard time beating MN. They can't tackle . Farve should step down and let them try a new quarterback. He was great but he is hurting the team with all his mistakes.
David d

Sun Prairie, WI

#2 Nov 15, 2010
Troubling to see all the receivers sitting on the side line. Once again AD is unable to get anything done. This piece of garbage owner is of no help. He will not dump chili because of vikes increasing wins he has had for 4 yrs. Baring this year. CLEATS. whjy wouldnt vikes change cleats to prevent slipping. Bears had their way with the vikes. Shameful.If your keeping chilly than send favre packing. Sportswriter continues to obtain info . No mystery. Favre is yaping to ed weher. Bret has got to be held accountable for his lousy, embarrasing performance. Chili, ya wanna gain some respect? BENCH FAVRE.
David d

Sun Prairie, WI

#3 Nov 15, 2010
Its Jacksons time. He is healthy and able to scramble.We will not win with the broke dick QB.Jackson is next yrs QB.Start playing Jackson.
Hayden Fox

Glencoe, IL

#4 Nov 15, 2010
Adrian, I gotta hand it to you. You are a better man than I am. I don't know how you continue to toe the company line and say all the right things when I know, you know, deep down, that you are an inferno inside when you are taken out of the game at those key moments. I have never seen a back of AP's ability constantly on the sideline in red zone or other key moments. I would just love to hear Adrian go off just once about not being on the field, after all, he is more important to this franchise than any other player right now. This off-season AP will start to negotiate long term deal, what happens with that if Chilly is still coach?

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#6 Nov 15, 2010
Richard Peterson wrote:
The Vikings would have hard time beating MN. They can't tackle . Farve should step down and let them try a new quarterback. He was great but he is hurting the team with all his mistakes.
OH PLEASE NO...... let brett continue to build upon his legacy
Bronson

Huntington, NY

#7 Nov 15, 2010
Why the vikings don't commit to a power running game I'll never know.
The vikings two best players are AP and Gerhart. That's right, Gerhart.
We are suited to running the ball, no....pounding the ball.
The mike martz bears ran the ball 30 plus times yesterday and controlled the clock. What do we do? 17 carries for AP? 4 for Gerhart?
Meanwhile, the human turnover machine throws 31 passes.....

I have defended chilly all year, no longer.
Someone needs to take control here and apparently bevell is too close to #4 and chilly is too timid. When your defense is average and your QB stinks, you better be able to pound the ball. The vikes refuse to and because of that, they will watch the playoffs from home.

we need a tom coughlin type coach/organization.
zygi is a cream puff as well.

USA #1
Clancy

AOL

#8 Nov 15, 2010
What else can be said about a chaotic situation? The team is in total disarray, and anyone that say's different is wrong. I lay the blame totaly on the coaching. No imagination, no direction, no idea how to cope with situations on the field. It destroys us the fans to watch the downfall of a good team with good players, and all the pleas falling on deaf ears. There are darned good coaches out there, go get one. This year is shot. The future is now! Grab one of those good coaches!!
Mr Marcus

Chippewa Falls, WI

#9 Nov 15, 2010
"Pick something," said Favre. "You name it. I can't think of any one thing that doesn't need to change."

I can think of two things: Coach and Quarterback.

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#10 Nov 15, 2010
Clancy wrote:
What else can be said about a chaotic situation? The team is in total disarray, and anyone that say's different is wrong. I lay the blame totaly on the coaching. No imagination, no direction, no idea how to cope with situations on the field. It destroys us the fans to watch the downfall of a good team with good players, and all the pleas falling on deaf ears. There are darned good coaches out there, go get one. This year is shot. The future is now! Grab one of those good coaches!!
I just wonder how many good coaches with any type of brain would want to come to Minnesota to play in a baloon, with that stupid horn. But then again when the horn blows.... So do most viking fans..... lol lol lol lol lol
Gen Burkhalter

Malibu, CA

#11 Nov 15, 2010
I can't believe they aren't going to fire Klink. Every time they cut to him munching his cud on the sideline I want to throw up. Let's face it the ownership stinks. All Zygi wants is a return on his investment. I don't blame a man for wanting to make money but there are owners out there who actually care about owning a winning organization. Obviously Zygi is not one of them. He's nothing but a con man looking to fleece the good citizens of MN for a stadium.
curtis fregein

Valley City, ND

#12 Nov 15, 2010
I want Britt Farve come back and trade off jacken off get chill papers come on here boys you can do it win the games keep visanthe shiance toby Gerhart Adrian peterson to greg lewis keep presser on the QB do it know vikings you can do it
Gen Burkhalter

Malibu, CA

#13 Nov 15, 2010
Clancy wrote:
What else can be said about a chaotic situation? The team is in total disarray, and anyone that say's different is wrong. I lay the blame totaly on the coaching. No imagination, no direction, no idea how to cope with situations on the field. It destroys us the fans to watch the downfall of a good team with good players, and all the pleas falling on deaf ears. There are darned good coaches out there, go get one. This year is shot. The future is now! Grab one of those good coaches!!
I have always hated Klink but at this point I have to look to ownership. Zygi is allowing this to happen. He signed Klink without talking to anyone else. Then after a few wins last year he signs him to a large extension without a buyout clause. How did this man make his money? Everyone and I mean everyone (players, fans, coaches, sportswriters...except maybe Sid) knows Klink is in WAY over his head. I realize that football is different than real estate but surely if you have someone under you who is running your business into the ground you fire him!

I fear that we will all be having these same discussions next year and the year after that. Our only hope is a lockout...so sad.

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#14 Nov 15, 2010
Gen Burkhalter wrote:
I can't believe they aren't going to fire Klink. Every time they cut to him munching his cud on the sideline I want to throw up. Let's face it the ownership stinks. All Zygi wants is a return on his investment. I don't blame a man for wanting to make money but there are owners out there who actually care about owning a winning organization. Obviously Zygi is not one of them. He's nothing but a con man looking to fleece the good citizens of MN for a stadium.
I just hope that "Ziggy" stands his ground. Keep Childress and Favre.... Great combo... Great for Minny and their long tradition of Championship winning football..( Was that Jenn at the game in Chicago yesterday ?)
Clancy

AOL

#15 Nov 15, 2010
Mr Marcus wrote:
"Pick something," said Favre. "You name it. I can't think of any one thing that doesn't need to change."
I can think of two things: Coach and Quarterback.
Amen! You hit the nail on the head.
Mr Marcus

Chippewa Falls, WI

#16 Nov 15, 2010
Overheard in the locker room after the loss Sunday, a conversation between Farve and Childress.

Childress: "Say, do you have an extra room at your place in Mississippi where I can stay for a little while after the season?"

Favre: "Sure, I got plenty of rooms, but you can't stay. I know no one from Minnesota will send a plane down here with people asking you to come back."
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#17 Nov 15, 2010
Let's be real here... Power running game? Did you see the Dolphins game? Where we couldn't get in from the 1 yard line? Did you see the New England game, where we couldnt get in from the 1? You gotta have a power Oline to have a power running game. Why we have a 220 lb Full-back is beyond me? Tahi? Seriously? He couldn't block me in a phone booth.

Our best player is Percy Harvin, hands-down. Even when he doesn't practice. The kid is all heart, and he doesn't point the finger. But even with him in the game, we have no imagination. No reverses? No Screens to AP? Ryan longwell needs to be replaced on kickoffs. He hasn't a touchback in about 4 years.

My advice...bench Favre, put in either Webb or Jackson, go 3 wideouts on almost every play to keep the defenders out of the box and Peterson should get a minimum of 25 touches a game. 17 is simply not enough. Childress & Frasier should be looking for work at the end of the year. Ive seen college programs with better coaching. This is sad. The soft zone we play on D couldn't get any softer. Guys were just running in free space yesterday (even in the redzone. That should never happen! If you dont play man to man in this league, you stand no chance.
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#18 Nov 15, 2010
Want to see how coaching or there lack of...can change a game?

Exhibit A) In the redzone after a TD by Greg Olsen just got called back, the Bears come right back and fire a TD pass over the middle to him. Who's on him? EJ Henderson. The Bears like to throw to him in the redzone, apparently we never got the memo.

We like to throw to Shiancoe, pretty much all game. The bears moved a safety to play him one on one. They pretty much shut him down with this move. They must have figured that he was too fast for their Linebackers. The Bears coaching got the memo.
Tom Thumb

Cleveland, OH

#19 Nov 15, 2010
When will the bring back Brett donation drive start this year ? I want to be one of the first to donate towerds the billboard !!!!!!
Tony

Fairburn, GA

#20 Nov 15, 2010
Was anyone else watching the game!! On our first series Favre was effective we get down within field goal range and give up.. GIVE UP-satisfied for 3 points with 3 runs up the middle. Ridiculous No pass just be happy we score 3. WOW. Coaching-Play calling is stupid Fire Chilly and Bevell
Tony

Fairburn, GA

#21 Nov 15, 2010
Please do not replace Chilly with Frazier. Look at the lack of imagination with our defense. How many times in the game do you allow Cutler to roll right with no answer. I guess until the last first down it appears

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