…….Ending QB Careers With The Flick Of a Hand
The Vikings exited the momentum-laden bye week with all the steam of a poopy diaper, not even bothering to wait until the 4th quarter to fold up camp this time. Offensive Coordinator (and yes, he is REALLY offensive) Bill Musgrave went into overdrive to water down an already pathetic game plan – leaving Viking fans desperate to find SOMETHING positive in this week’s serving of Wiener Water Soup.
Musgrave was determined to prove to the NFL world that all it takes to win games is a well-thrown bubble screen, and abandoned the game plan that allowed Minnesota to win their only game thus far by handicapping the only Minnesota QB who has shown the ability to hit a target beyond spitting distance. Down by 32 points, Musgrave proved doubters wrong (and killed the clock) by weaving together a positively BRILLIANT aerial attack consisting of 11 passes under 5 yards, a rush and a QB scramble, with Kyle Rudolph finally breaking a dunk pass into the clear and scoring. An exuberant Musgrave was seen on the sidelines yelling “I TOLD you so!” to anyone on the team who hadn’t yet escaped to the locker room in shame.
Changes WILL be made, Vikings faithful. Rest assured. The QB position has essentially been decided. Exit Ponder, stage Left, (for whatever someone is willing to trade – a cheese basket, Subway gift card, or a bag of stale Cheetos) enter Freeman vs Giants. Cassel, the clipboard is yours again. But a fresh face is NOT going to solve the Vikings’ problems. Musgrave’s play calling will cause ANY QB to fail, even those named Brees, Brady, or Manning. I predict that Musgrave will be the next to feel the falling axe, with Alan Williams soon after (but this post is about offense, and already so long it needs a sequel).