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I'd like to say something about Adrian Peterson as well. He did not spontaneously become a better RB in 2012 after his ACL. In fact, those of us who watched the early season games saw he was still recovering mentally and it took some time before he busted a 100 yard game. However, the Vikings have an amazing offensive line with a lot of intelligence. Their FB is also a few smart lead blocker, in terms of angles, timing, and lines. For those of you who do not know, the Vikings have a very unique run-blocking scheme, as it's essentially a zone/man idea. It's more complicated than traditional schemes and all 5 starting lineman are returning, along with Felton.
Peterson has always been amazing when he gets into the secondary and this '13 OL is great at getting him there. Maybe he doesn't get 2000+ yards, but then again, maybe he will. I don't believe last year's success was a fluke because the front 5 are unified.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-preseason-power-rankings.html
@wiguyinmn @Chipper723 what I mean by this (and I believe me, I respect both guys a whole lot) is that, many Power Rankings, such as this, don't even bother analyzing these teams anymore. It's become: Bam, they've got Aaron and Brady - auto SB contenders. But what about GB's OL? What about the NE offensive weapons? As far as I know, both teams have flaws. At the same time, the Vikings have a solid team, but since the QB isn't proven, so much time is spent talking about how he'll bring them down - essentially ignoring the rest of the team.
So yes, Brady and Rogers are amazing, but analyze the teams fairly.
@JoeFortenbaugh also, I believe the Vikings can beat any of these quarterbacks. It's 11v11, not 1v1.
@JoeFortenbaugh @LanceHusman last year, you probably didn't pick the Vikings to win 10 games and make the playoffs. Why? They went 3-13 the year before. However, you probably didn't watch many of the 3-13 games, where the Vikings lost a lot of close games - within 7 points. I'm also confident that you didn't watch all 60 minutes of all 17 games last year, so you don't really know the Minnesota Vikings. Vikings fan, however, do. We will surprise you again. So how about this - you go to Vegas and bet against Minnesota because, as we know, their +/- is the end all, be all. 2007 SB, for example.
It's funny that the Vikings are 26th, behind the Titans, who's QB has even more question marks than CP7. It's funny that the only thing about the Raiders is #JadeveonClowneyIn2014. It's funny that the Rams are getting less respect than the Cowboys, Lions, and Chiefs. It's funny that even with the Colts "regression" (which I agree with), they're still #15. It's funny that the Packers and Patriots are default Super Bowl contenders because they have Rogers and Brady, respectively. Let's just wait for the season to tell who's who - not @JoeFortenbaugh
@PJD @peterandkelsey I think you're correct about the stripes being on the pants. It'd be consistent with the pants Nike just made for Seattle, where the stripes are mesh material with different colors. Also the white looks like the typical pant material. http://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/seahawks-pants-450x336.jpg
8 months ago on More 2013 Vikings Uniform Clues: Belts, Gloves, Stripes