Tom Powers: How does this Vikings' dr...

Tom Powers: How does this Vikings' draft protect Favre?

There are 113 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 24, 2010, titled Tom Powers: How does this Vikings' draft protect Favre?. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Vikings' draft? Just give me a second to get into character ... "Twelve men in the huddle.

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Tate

Chanhassen, MN

#104 Apr 27, 2010
This article must have been written by someone who knows nothing about football. It takes time for offensive lines to gel. The Vikes had two first year starters on the line last year. All of these guys had to get used to each other. Now, after a year together, and a year of experience for Sullivan and Loadholt, the line will be better by default. The O line wasnt that bad last year. It wasnt great, but it was still in the upper half of the league. Now that Sully and Loadholt, have a year under their belts, and the line has had one full year together, they will be better this year, without adding anyone.
Reality Checker

Henderson, NV

#105 Apr 27, 2010
Tate wrote:
This article must have been written by someone who knows nothing about football. It takes time for offensive lines to gel. The Vikes had two first year starters on the line last year. All of these guys had to get used to each other. Now, after a year together, and a year of experience for Sullivan and Loadholt, the line will be better by default. The O line wasnt that bad last year. It wasnt great, but it was still in the upper half of the league. Now that Sully and Loadholt, have a year under their belts, and the line has had one full year together, they will be better this year, without adding anyone.
Refreshing to read such a rational post here, buried under all the blathering from irrational fans who are never happy..
Reality Checker

Henderson, NV

#106 Apr 27, 2010
Tate wrote:
This article must have been written by someone who knows nothing about football. It takes time for offensive lines to gel. The Vikes had two first year starters on the line last year. All of these guys had to get used to each other. Now, after a year together, and a year of experience for Sullivan and Loadholt, the line will be better by default. The O line wasnt that bad last year. It wasnt great, but it was still in the upper half of the league. Now that Sully and Loadholt, have a year under their belts, and the line has had one full year together, they will be better this year, without adding anyone.
You've got fans here who complain about Childress' T-Jack 'project', then complain that they didn't draft another project QB this year.(And according to scouts, they were ALL projects, even Bradford.) What the ???

There were dozens calling for the team to sign Alen Faneca to play right guard, when he's never played the right side in his entire career, and has already been cut by two teams in the last two years after playing his familiar LEFT guard spot.

Then there's the "Get Haynesworth!" crowd - the Vikes LED THE NFL in sacks last year, and finished near the very top of the league in run defense (again). It's obvious what they're doing is working just fine, so why bring in an older, expensive guy whose had problems getting along with people on his last two teams when Pat Williams is already set to play in 2010?

Meanwhile, there's one player out there who nobody's talking about who would seem like an immediate upgrade for the Vikings - Ram's safety OJ Atogwe. The guy's young, and much more productive than either Johnson or Williams have been, and the Rams made headlines a couple months ago when they surprised everyone by offering him a low tender - no draft pick compensation. I'd like to know why his name hasn't been mentioned in connection with the Vikes.
Dave

United States

#108 Apr 28, 2010
Instead of "pants on the ground" Brett should do "BALLS ON THE GROUND". Five turnover's and still should have won the game, makes me sick
Bullfarts

Houston, TX

#109 Apr 28, 2010
TJoke a life time project

A real waste
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#110 Apr 28, 2010
Reality Checker wrote:
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If you only saw Mays miss one tackle on the clip, you didn't pay attention. The guy got run over or was completely out of position on 9 of 10 plays.
Twice he got scored on, and on two other plays he got up-ended.
Your're just drinking the haterade...he made most of the tackles in that clip, because the rest of the USC defense (esp the front 7) was getting manhandled the entire game. If you want to talk "out of position" lefts watch the entire 2009 season for the vikings safeties. They couldn't cover me in a phone booth.

The truth hurts.

Mays might not be as good as most ppl think he is, or even how good he thinks he is, but he's better than what we've got.
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#111 Apr 28, 2010
You're*

let's watch*

forgive my grammatical mistakes, just woke up
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#112 Apr 28, 2010
As far as our offensive line, it was flat out awful in run-blocking last year and surprisingly solid in pass-blocking (excluding the Championship game) They didn't show up for that one, but in their defense it was loud, and the saints through everything but the kitchen sink at us.

They need to get back to power-football...and I agree the line should be better this year than last - but we can't be much worse in run production, couldn't tell you how many times ppl swarmed on AP in the backfield right after the snap.
Reality Checker

Las Vegas, NV

#113 Apr 28, 2010
Johnny Utah wrote:
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Your're just drinking the haterade...he made most of the tackles in that clip, because the rest of the USC defense (esp the front 7) was getting manhandled the entire game. If you want to talk "out of position" lefts watch the entire 2009 season for the vikings safeties. They couldn't cover me in a phone booth.
The truth hurts.
Mays might not be as good as most ppl think he is, or even how good he thinks he is, but he's better than what we've got.
Just remember, his own coach passed him up twice in favor of a different safety. To make Mays look even worse, he then had a tantrum about it in the newspaper.
Reality Checker

Las Vegas, NV

#114 Apr 28, 2010
Dave wrote:
Instead of "pants on the ground" Brett should do "BALLS ON THE GROUND". Five turnover's and still should have won the game, makes me sick
"BALLS ONDA GROUND! BALLS ONDA GROUND! YA' LOOKIN' LIKE A FOOL WITCHA BALLS ONDA GROUND!"

Maybe that's where the South Park creators got the idea:

Bullfarts

Houston, TX

#115 Apr 28, 2010
Johnny Utah wrote:
and the saints through everything but the kitchen sink at us.
And won

Nice defense
fanman

Luck, WI

#116 Apr 28, 2010
Tom,
You forgot to pin the blame on the right guy though after the 12 man curly shuffle, Brett Farve threw the pass. Paul Allen is the only media man big enough to call the play as it was and call the spade a spade. Why are you and Sansevere candy coating Farve?
Gerfarts

Houston, TX

#117 Apr 28, 2010
Its pathetic

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