Who would have thought that Adrain Peterson could be considered a distraction? After the Vikings stood by him during the whole beating his child with a switch otherwise known as a stick, Peterson has decided to question their loyalty. I guess paying him all year for sitting at home because of his own actions was not loyal. Now his agent is saying AD will never play another down as a Viking add that to AD’s conversation with Jerry Jones and it truly seems like Peterson doesn’t want to be around here. So how will this all play out? Will the Vikings force him to suit up? Or will AD basically go into retirement? Or can the Vikings find a way to get something of value for him?
The Vikings should have many options at the 11th overall pick in this years draft, but what one is the correct choice? Is adding a high powered weapon (Parker/White) for Teddy the way to go? Maybe they should the Vikings improve Teddy’s protection. Or could they surprise everyone and select a CB to play opposite of Rhodes (LSU Jalen Collins (could play S))? So what are all your thoughts on this? Do you all have someone you like? Or a strategy to overhaul the team in all phase of the game? What part will FA play in all this speculation?
This game should be very good, but let’s hope that the whining about soft balls doesn’t take away from the action on the field. Can the Seahawks’ defense crush Brady and Gronk? Will Wilson scramble out of terrible situations and find his guys or will he be turned into a hideous growth on the field? Will Brady overcome the doubters and accusers and make one last glorious mark in the history books or will he falter once again? The time for speculation is over and soon a champion will be crowned. The whining about did the Patriots cheat no longer matters as the game starts 0-0. It is time!
Aaron Rodgers may be considered one of the best QBs in the league, but he is not foreign to the concept of choking, as is evident in this MNF clip against the Seahawks.
He took that slip pretty seriously, and started some hard workouts during the season, and then went about advertising his efforts in every commercial break on every channel that plays NFL games.
The work wasn’t enough though, as Rodgers returned to Seattle only to choke again, over and over and over.
Alright, to be fair, there was choking all across the board, both by his team and by his opponent, who gave up 5 turnovers in the game compared to the two picks that Rodgers threw. If anybody can be blamed for the choking in this game, it’s the head coach of the Packers. A big factor in the outcome of games is the team that wins the turnover battle, and being up by 3 in that category any Super Bowl hopeful team should have no trouble putting the opposition away. But McCarthy made mistake after mistake after mistake. It all started when he cowardly took a field goal with inches-to-go to get into the end zone, and then again when there was maybe a couple extra feet between the ball and the goal line. It continued as he was unable to coach his team into the end zone for any but one drive of the entire game, and his play calling continued to be timid, rarely giving Rodgers (the NFL’s MVP) a chance to throw the ball when they had the lead.
This game looked like the Packers had it won early in the second half, up until the final two drives of regulation for Seattle’s offense, when a QB with a then-QB rating of ZERO shredded McCarthy’s prevent defense and scored a TD. Then the on-sides kick team muffed the ball and tipped it into Seattle’s hands. Seattle then took the lead with another TD, and Russell Wilson tossed a Hail Mary-type 2-point conversion to stretch their lead to 3. With less than 2-minutes to go, McCarthy’s timid style was just enough to get the Packers to score a FG to tie the game and send it into overtime.
McCarthy sent out his choking QB to call the coin toss against Tarvaris Jackson, and lost that call as well.
You gotta know better than to send some scrub in against the BEST Coin-Toss-Player in the league! Then his defensive play-calling failed one last time, as they let a receiver slip down the middle of the field and grab the game-winning TD.
Oh, and watch your language Mike – the ref is right there.
This Sunday the Packers take on the Seahawks and the Colts try to unseat the Patriots as the class of the AFC. The battles will be brutal and one possible outcome could destroy Vikings’ fans way of life, so go Sea-chicks. Also this Saturday at 3pm CT the East-West Shrine game will be on the NFL Network. Many draft prospect will be looking to improve their stock enough to be invited to next weeks Senior Bowl, also on NFL Network (next Saturday with practices leading up to it). The prospect I am most looking forward to at the East-West game is LSU RB Terrence Magee, while small 5’9 he is built like a brick shit-house 220 LBs and is very quick. Magee would be a good 4th round pick to pair with McKinnon, if AD goes home.
The playoffs continue this weekend with key match ups being Brady vs. Flacco and Rodgers vs. Romo. Those along with them the almost out to pasture Stallion facing off against his replacement the young Mustang that everyone has been drooling over since college, should make for an enjoyable viewing experience. All 4 games look like they will be good, but the outcome of one of them could possibly ruin what should be a interesting offseason.
Don’t talk about playoffs…
ok, fine, talk about playoffs.
Today is the Vikings season finale after being eliminated from playoff contention a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean that this game is meaningless. With a victory the Vikings will not only end Zim’s first season as HC on a high note, but will likely spell the end for either Tresman or Cutler in Chicago. Will Teddy continue to grow and show what he will become in the near future? Can the OLine get it together and protect Teddy like they should? Will the Defense finally get their collective heads out of their asses and stomp an opponent?