Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

RE: General Vikes Talk

 
Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: geoffrey greitzer, Ricky J, beo, jbusse, bohumm, Bruce Johnson
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [The Minnesota Vikings] >> Vikes Talk >> RE: General Vikes Talk Page: <<   < prev  107 108 [109] 110 111   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 12:16:18 PM   
ronhextall


Posts: 4568
Joined: 7/19/2007
Status: offline
I think Manning would have done just as well if he was a Patriot.

I could maybe listen to somebody that says Rodgers would also.

Nobody else.
Post #: 2701
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 12:20:10 PM   
Ricky J


Posts: 14595
Joined: 7/19/2007
Status: online
You'd really have to have a love for the game and no life besides it if you were one of the greats who managed their money well and still wanted to coach.

This ain't no 9-5 job.
Post #: 2702
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 12:50:22 PM   
Daniel Lee Young


Posts: 4728
Joined: 9/21/2013
Status: offline
Randy moss is a lot sharper than many give him credit for..

_____________________________

"Thou shall not bear false witness”
https://www.gofundme.com/save-rylee-nicole-from-foster-adoption
@RlyeeNicole’sDad
Post #: 2703
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 1:13:44 PM   
marty


Posts: 9769
Joined: 12/28/2007
Status: offline
Happy new special teams coach day

_____________________________

SKOL to the BOWL !!!
Post #: 2704
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 2:04:21 PM   
Don T in CO


Posts: 4988
Joined: 7/22/2007
From: Colorado Springs
Status: offline
@alexmarvez
Source tells me @vikings have hired @MiamiDolphins asst special teams coach Marwan Maalouf as their new ST coach

@DanielHouseNFL
He (Maalouf) got his start in special teams with Jon Harbaugh in Baltimore. Maalouf also recently assisted Miami STs coach Darren Rizzi, one of the league's top coordinators. He's been influenced by some quality coaches


Maalouf's Bio
https://www.miamidolphins.com/team/coaches-roster/marwan-maalouf

Working with Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Darren Rizzi, Maalouf has helped the Dolphins rank in the top half of Rick Gosselin’s annual Dallas Morning News Special Teams rankings each season he has been in Miami.

In 2017, the Dolphins were tied for third in the NFL with three blocked kicks – two field goals and one punt. Kicker Cody Parkey tied the team record for highest field goal percentage, converting 21-of-23 opportunities (91.3 pct.) and earned AFC Player of the Week honors after he made the longest game-winning kick (54 yards) in team history in the season opener at the L.A. Chargers (9/17). Parkey also successfully converted four onside kicks, the most in NFL history since records date back to 1997. The kickoff coverage unit was the best in the NFL, with opponents’ average starting field position following a kickoff at the 23-yard line. Gosselin ranked the Dolphins special teams units No. 11 in the NFL while Pro Football Focus graded the units No. 6. Michael Thomas earned PFF’s Special Teamer of the Year award and led the team with 11 special teams tackles.

Gosselin ranked the Dolphins special teams unit No. 7 in the NFL in 2016. The high ranking was due in part because Miami led the league in opponent gross punting as opposing punters tried to keep it away from Jakeem Grant. Grant and Kenyan Drake became the first Dolphins rookie tandem to return a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season since 1981. It was just the fourth time in the NFL since the merger in 1970 that different rookies on the same team took back a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in the same year. Miami also ranked in the top 10 in opponents’ starting field position after a kickoff (10th/24.4 yard line), own starting field position after a kickoff (8th/25.3 yard line), and opponents’ net punting average (3rd/37.4 net yards per punt). The Dolphins also tied for the NFL lead with four blocked kicks. Three of those were credited to the field goal block unit, which ranked No. 5 in the NFL in field goal percentage against. Kicker Andrew Franks made the first two game-winning kicks of his NFL career and drilled an even more impressive kick, booting a 55-yard field goal at Buffalo (12/24) to send the game into overtime as the field goal unit rushed onto the field with time running out.

In 2015, Maalouf helped the Dolphins rank No. 15 despite having a rookie punter and kicker. Wide receiver and punt returner Jarvis Landry opened the season with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Week 1 win at Washington, earning himself AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Rookie punter Matt Darr averaged 47.6 yards per punt, the fourth-best single-season mark in team history and finished third in the NFL in the statistic. Rookie kicker Andrew Franks successfully converted 13 of his 16 field goal attempts and the field goal block unit ranked No. 1 in the NFL in field goal percentage against.

Maalouf assisted with a unit that set a franchise record with three blocked punts in a season in 2014. They also added two blocked field goals, giving Miami five blocked kicks on the year, the most since the team blocked seven in 1977. Explosive plays weren’t limited to the block units as Landry, a rookie, won AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October when he returned five kickoffs for 178 yards (35.6), with a long of 54 yards. The 35.6 average kickoff return was the second-highest in the NFL in October and was the highest October average in franchise history. Landry finished the season with a 28.1 kick return average, the fourth-highest in the NFL and tops among rookies.

In 2013, Maalouf assisted with a unit that was rated among the top eight in the NFL based on the annual Dallas Morning News Special Teams rankings. The 2013 special teams units were highlighted by the play of Brandon Fields, who earned his first Pro Bowl berth. Fields ranked No. 2 in the NFL in gross punt average (48.8 yards per punt), No. 2 in net average (42.4, which is the eight best in NFL history), tied for No. 3 with 33 punts inside the 20-yard line and also recorded the third-longest punt (74 yards) during the season. Fields is one of only two Dolphins punters to be selected to the Pro Bowl, joining Reggie Roby (1984, 1989).

Maalouf joined the Dolphins after spending the 2012 season as special teams coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts. Under his direction, the Colts special teams significantly improved in 2012, aided in part by returning a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season for the just the sixth time in franchise history and first since 2001. The kick return unit recorded its first touchdown since 2009. The Colts also posted an 11.1-yard average per punt return which ranked as the fourth-highest punt return average in franchise history. Individually, the Colts special teams saw returner Deji Karim return a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown in the final week of the regular season against the Houston Texans. Karim’s return was the longest return in franchise history in 39 years. In 2012, Pat McAfee was among the elite kickoff specialists and punters in the NFL, finishing third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL in punting average with a 47.9 per punt average. McAfee, who also handled the kickoff duties for Indianapolis, finished fourth in the AFC and eighth in the NFL with 43 touchback kicks. McAfee made his mark in the Colts history books as his 2012 season set franchise single- season records for kickoff touchbacks (43), punting average (47.9), net punting average (40.3), 50.0-yard average games (five) and tied the franchise record for punts inside the 20 (26). Rounding out Maalouf’s unit in 2012 was kicker Adam Vinatieri. His 53-yard game-winning field goal against the Minnesota Vikings was the longest game-winning field goal Vinatieri has made in his career in the last minute of the fourth quarter or in overtime. Also in 2012, Vinatieri surpassed 100 points scored for the season for the 15th time in his career.

Prior to joining the Colts, Maalouf spent four seasons (2008-11) as the assistant special teams coach for the Baltimore Ravens. In 2010, Maalouf helped rookie kickoff returner David Reed lead the NFL in kickoff return average (29.2) and coached a unit which finished third in the league in opponent average starting position (27.2-yard line). Kicker Billy Cundiff earned his first Pro Bowl invitation after tying an NFL mark with 40 touchbacks (since kickoffs moved back to the 30-yard line).

In 2009, Baltimore ranked No. 2 in the NFL in both kickoff return average (26.3) and opponents’ average starting field position (26.9). Maalouf joined the Ravens in 2008 and that season coached punter Sam Koch, who had the NFL’s fifth-best net punting average (39.9). Koch also led the league with 18 punts inside the 10-yard line and was second in the league with 34 kicks inside the 20-yard line. Maalouf also helped guide special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo to his third Pro Bowl selection.
Post #: 2705
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 2:23:47 PM   
David Levine


Posts: 66424
Joined: 7/14/2007
From: Las Vegas
Status: offline
Works for me.
Post #: 2706
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 2:34:15 PM   
marty


Posts: 9769
Joined: 12/28/2007
Status: offline
I expect a Browns' kicker to be struggling to make any game winning kicks midseason onward, and it looks like there is a good chance the Viking's special teams do well, with the kicker probably making game winners.

If there is continued struggles with game winners, then it's Zimmer.

_____________________________

SKOL to the BOWL !!!
Post #: 2707
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 2:48:59 PM   
Rob Viking

 

Posts: 1831
Joined: 8/8/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: ronhextall

I think Manning would have done just as well if he was a Patriot.

I could maybe listen to somebody that says Rodgers would also.

Nobody else.


You can put Manning on any other team and I believe he has the same success if not more.
Post #: 2708
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 2:50:43 PM   
Rob Viking

 

Posts: 1831
Joined: 8/8/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: SteveR

Pretty good games yesterday. Those four teams are quite a ways ahead of us.

I'm okay with the Patriots win. One would think Mahomes is going to be threatening for a Super Bowl for a long time. Wow, he is good, and once he gets more situational experience, he will probably be a tough out. He took a couple of sacks that cost the Chiefs pretty badly. Meanwhile, Brady and Bellichek continue to be borderline supernatural. I actually have fun watching the Patriots continue to defy time. I learned my lesson with Michael Jordan. I always rooted against him because I was sick of him winning. In retrospect, I realize I got to watch greatness, so it is with the Patriots. Might as well say I got to see the best-ever QB and coach do their thing until they are, perhaps, dethroned sometime in the distant future by someone else. Even if they don't win the SB, getting there three times in a row at this stage is crazy.

Brady was clutch big-time on their last drive in regulation. Third down after third down over the middle. Seems like Vikings never do that. They want to be so balanced they don't bother to keep repeating something that works...or that could be my imagination. Regardless, we aren't even in the same solar system as the four teams yesterday in what it takes to get to the big one.

The pass interference no call in the Saints/Rams game was...something. It took the game away from the Saints pretty much. I can't complain too much because it is the Saints, but I don't think that is good for the game when something like that can make such a huge difference. Oh well...the world is still turning.


Good post. The rest of the posters applauding that non PI call, I welcome the day it happens to the Vikings because that will be pay back. Anyone who appreciates the game should be totally pissed off that an officiating crew can make that bad of a judgment that impacts the final score of the game as well as the winner. In situations like that, the league needs to step in and make the call right. There should be a situation where the coach of each team can challenge one called or non-called penalty per game for review. It can either be a specific penalty review in addition to the on-field challenges or simply become incorporated into the challenge rule.


It was before my time but the Drew Pearson hail mary sure looked like a push off.
Post #: 2709
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:27:29 PM   
Richard Neussendorfer

 

Posts: 13837
Joined: 12/7/2007
From: Alamogordo, NM
Status: offline
I don't like the fact that the officials messed up that badly in the Saints game. However lets not pretend they weren't gifted a super bowl in 2009.
Post #: 2710
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:33:54 PM   
Bill Johanesen


Posts: 16857
Status: offline
Too bad for them! Love it in fact!

< Message edited by Bill Johanesen -- 1/21/2019 3:39:48 PM >
Post #: 2711
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:36:22 PM   
Richard Neussendorfer

 

Posts: 13837
Joined: 12/7/2007
From: Alamogordo, NM
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.
Post #: 2712
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:40:45 PM   
Bill Johanesen


Posts: 16857
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.


I edited the post since the penalty was part of the sequence of downs.
Post #: 2713
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:43:18 PM   
Trekgeekscott


Posts: 35784
Joined: 7/16/2007
From: United Federation of Planets
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.


Saints failed to convert TDs earlier in the game. They allows the Rams to come back in the first place. After the botched non-call they failed to stop the Rams from getting into FG position to tie the game. Then in OT Brees threw a pick and they let the Rams drive into FG range again for the winning FG. Sure they can bitch about the lack of a flag (and rightly so) but in the end if the Saints played better they wouldn't have been in the position where they needed the flag to save their game. further if they were truly any good they would have stopped the Rams from driving to tie, wouldn't have thrown a pick in OT and wouldn't have lost the game..

Boo the eff hoo.

_____________________________

In 2016, Clinton's underlying (and sometimes overlying) message was something like this: Trump is awful and you will never vote for him. And I am the only other person running for president.
Post #: 2714
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:45:21 PM   
Tom Sykes


Posts: 2631
Joined: 7/27/2007
From: Tucson, AZ
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: SteveR

Pretty good games yesterday. Those four teams are quite a ways ahead of us.

I'm okay with the Patriots win. One would think Mahomes is going to be threatening for a Super Bowl for a long time. Wow, he is good, and once he gets more situational experience, he will probably be a tough out. He took a couple of sacks that cost the Chiefs pretty badly. Meanwhile, Brady and Bellichek continue to be borderline supernatural. I actually have fun watching the Patriots continue to defy time. I learned my lesson with Michael Jordan. I always rooted against him because I was sick of him winning. In retrospect, I realize I got to watch greatness, so it is with the Patriots. Might as well say I got to see the best-ever QB and coach do their thing until they are, perhaps, dethroned sometime in the distant future by someone else. Even if they don't win the SB, getting there three times in a row at this stage is crazy.

Brady was clutch big-time on their last drive in regulation. Third down after third down over the middle. Seems like Vikings never do that. They want to be so balanced they don't bother to keep repeating something that works...or that could be my imagination. Regardless, we aren't even in the same solar system as the four teams yesterday in what it takes to get to the big one.

The pass interference no call in the Saints/Rams game was...something. It took the game away from the Saints pretty much. I can't complain too much because it is the Saints, but I don't think that is good for the game when something like that can make such a huge difference. Oh well...the world is still turning.


Good post. The rest of the posters applauding that non PI call, I welcome the day it happens to the Vikings because that will be pay back. Anyone who appreciates the game should be totally pissed off that an officiating crew can make that bad of a judgment that impacts the final score of the game as well as the winner. In situations like that, the league needs to step in and make the call right. There should be a situation where the coach of each team can challenge one called or non-called penalty per game for review. It can either be a specific penalty review in addition to the on-field challenges or simply become incorporated into the challenge rule.

You welcome the team getting screwed if it gives you more amunition. Troll.
Post #: 2715
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:52:21 PM   
Bill Johanesen


Posts: 16857
Status: offline
Fun Fact: In 789 A.D. the Vikings marauded what was the largest collection of parrots in the world. If that brood had been allowed to mature, today's total parrot population would be 47 times larger thereby allowing parrot-killers to expend just 2.1% of their current effort to locate a target parrot for death.
Post #: 2716
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:53:54 PM   
Richard Neussendorfer

 

Posts: 13837
Joined: 12/7/2007
From: Alamogordo, NM
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.


Saints failed to convert TDs earlier in the game. They allows the Rams to come back in the first place. After the botched non-call they failed to stop the Rams from getting into FG position to tie the game. Then in OT Brees threw a pick and they let the Rams drive into FG range again for the winning FG. Sure they can bitch about the lack of a flag (and rightly so) but in the end if the Saints played better they wouldn't have been in the position where they needed the flag to save their game. further if they were truly any good they would have stopped the Rams from driving to tie, wouldn't have thrown a pick in OT and wouldn't have lost the game..

Boo the eff hoo.

Agreed! Again I sat and watched in 2009 when the saints got handed a super bowl appearance. Funny how theres such outrage when it goes against them.
Post #: 2717
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 3:55:14 PM   
ronhextall


Posts: 4568
Joined: 7/19/2007
Status: offline
I tend to think good teams don't leave themselves in a position to get hosed over by the refs. I know that isn't possible but I throw it out there.

The non call was awful, and the league would be better if it didn't happen. That being said, if I could pick a team for it to happen to the Saints would be in my top 3.

I thought the non head slap to Brady was about as bad, how to you call something you obviously didn't see. Since it's Brady they just assume he got hit I guess.

Probably need each coach to be able to challenge one PI call a half. With spot fouls its almost necessary. I would like a three person panel in NY to decide. One Official, a former DB, and a former WR. They can train via video and get their mojo working.
Post #: 2718
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 4:59:42 PM   
CPAMAN

 

Posts: 33910
Joined: 3/17/2009
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes

quote:

ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: SteveR

Pretty good games yesterday. Those four teams are quite a ways ahead of us.

I'm okay with the Patriots win. One would think Mahomes is going to be threatening for a Super Bowl for a long time. Wow, he is good, and once he gets more situational experience, he will probably be a tough out. He took a couple of sacks that cost the Chiefs pretty badly. Meanwhile, Brady and Bellichek continue to be borderline supernatural. I actually have fun watching the Patriots continue to defy time. I learned my lesson with Michael Jordan. I always rooted against him because I was sick of him winning. In retrospect, I realize I got to watch greatness, so it is with the Patriots. Might as well say I got to see the best-ever QB and coach do their thing until they are, perhaps, dethroned sometime in the distant future by someone else. Even if they don't win the SB, getting there three times in a row at this stage is crazy.

Brady was clutch big-time on their last drive in regulation. Third down after third down over the middle. Seems like Vikings never do that. They want to be so balanced they don't bother to keep repeating something that works...or that could be my imagination. Regardless, we aren't even in the same solar system as the four teams yesterday in what it takes to get to the big one.

The pass interference no call in the Saints/Rams game was...something. It took the game away from the Saints pretty much. I can't complain too much because it is the Saints, but I don't think that is good for the game when something like that can make such a huge difference. Oh well...the world is still turning.


Good post. The rest of the posters applauding that non PI call, I welcome the day it happens to the Vikings because that will be pay back. Anyone who appreciates the game should be totally pissed off that an officiating crew can make that bad of a judgment that impacts the final score of the game as well as the winner. In situations like that, the league needs to step in and make the call right. There should be a situation where the coach of each team can challenge one called or non-called penalty per game for review. It can either be a specific penalty review in addition to the on-field challenges or simply become incorporated into the challenge rule.

You welcome the team getting screwed if it gives you more amunition. Troll.


Not at all moron. I am making a statement to the rules of the game and the outcome of fair play. It is a travesty that the league with all its technology capabilities cannot thing forward enough to eliminate these type of outcomes being decided by officials. And you sir can suck on an egg. Asshole.

_____________________________

Minnesota professional sports can't be awful forever, can they?
Post #: 2719
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:02:11 PM   
CPAMAN

 

Posts: 33910
Joined: 3/17/2009
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.


Saints failed to convert TDs earlier in the game. They allows the Rams to come back in the first place. After the botched non-call they failed to stop the Rams from getting into FG position to tie the game. Then in OT Brees threw a pick and they let the Rams drive into FG range again for the winning FG. Sure they can bitch about the lack of a flag (and rightly so) but in the end if the Saints played better they wouldn't have been in the position where they needed the flag to save their game. further if they were truly any good they would have stopped the Rams from driving to tie, wouldn't have thrown a pick in OT and wouldn't have lost the game..

Boo the eff hoo.

Agreed! Again I sat and watched in 2009 when the saints got handed a super bowl appearance. Funny how theres such outrage when it goes against them.


Personally, I don't like it when any team loses because of poor officiating. Shame on the league for not having a penalty challenge when many other things can be challenged. Penalties called or not called are as influential to game outcomes as 75 yard runs from scrimmage.

_____________________________

Minnesota professional sports can't be awful forever, can they?
Post #: 2720
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:06:25 PM   
CPAMAN

 

Posts: 33910
Joined: 3/17/2009
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: ronhextall

I tend to think good teams don't leave themselves in a position to get hosed over by the refs. I know that isn't possible but I throw it out there.

The non call was awful, and the league would be better if it didn't happen. That being said, if I could pick a team for it to happen to the Saints would be in my top 3.

I thought the non head slap to Brady was about as bad, how to you call something you obviously didn't see. Since it's Brady they just assume he got hit I guess.

Probably need each coach to be able to challenge one PI call a half. With spot fouls its almost necessary. I would like a three person panel in NY to decide. One Official, a former DB, and a former WR. They can train via video and get their mojo working.


This is an easy solution that should have been implemented five or six years ago along with all the other rule changes, ie, "what is or isn't a catch", "making a football move", "helmet to helmet contact", "QB hits below the knee and to the helmet area", "what plays or situations can and cannot be challenged", etc.

_____________________________

Minnesota professional sports can't be awful forever, can they?
Post #: 2721
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:40:20 PM   
Rob Viking

 

Posts: 1831
Joined: 8/8/2007
Status: offline
The Saints blew it. They were inferior team for most of that game. After Goff and Co shook off the early jitters they looked to be in control. The Rams should have been up 10-9 at half if they hadn't foolishly jumped offside on 4th & 1 when it was clear the Saints were simply trying to draw them. Not to mention Gurley causing a possible 10 pt swing with his 2 drops.

Despite the non PI call, the refs were favoring the Saints all game, there were 4 missed facemask penalties on them.
Post #: 2722
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:42:26 PM   
Rob Viking

 

Posts: 1831
Joined: 8/8/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

quote:

ORIGINAL: Richard Neussendorfer

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Saints screwed up with the clock at 1:55, and let the Rams drive enough to kick a FG. Too bad for them! Love it in fact.

I'm not going to sit here and be outraged for a team that was pretty much handed a Super Bowl appearance by officials. But that's just me. If they make some rule change that's sensible I wouldn't mind that either.


Saints failed to convert TDs earlier in the game. They allows the Rams to come back in the first place. After the botched non-call they failed to stop the Rams from getting into FG position to tie the game. Then in OT Brees threw a pick and they let the Rams drive into FG range again for the winning FG. Sure they can bitch about the lack of a flag (and rightly so) but in the end if the Saints played better they wouldn't have been in the position where they needed the flag to save their game. further if they were truly any good they would have stopped the Rams from driving to tie, wouldn't have thrown a pick in OT and wouldn't have lost the game..

Boo the eff hoo.

Agreed! Again I sat and watched in 2009 when the saints got handed a super bowl appearance. Funny how theres such outrage when it goes against them.


The reffing was terrible in 2009 especially when the refs held the Saints by the hand and walked them all the way down the field in OT. Still no one to blame after turning the ball over 5x however.
Post #: 2723
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:44:40 PM   
thebigo


Posts: 25201
Joined: 7/14/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Fun Fact: In 789 A.D. the Vikings marauded what was the largest collection of parrots in the world. If that brood had been allowed to mature, today's total parrot population would be 47 times larger thereby allowing parrot-killers to expend just 2.1% of their current effort to locate a target parrot for death.


What about parakeets?
Post #: 2724
RE: General Vikes Talk - 1/21/2019 5:51:11 PM   
stfrank

 

Posts: 6880
Joined: 7/22/2007
From: Twin Cities
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: thebigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen

Fun Fact: In 789 A.D. the Vikings marauded what was the largest collection of parrots in the world. If that brood had been allowed to mature, today's total parrot population would be 47 times larger thereby allowing parrot-killers to expend just 2.1% of their current effort to locate a target parrot for death.


What about parakeets?

Post #: 2725
Page:   <<   < prev  107 108 [109] 110 111   next >   >>
All Forums >> [The Minnesota Vikings] >> Vikes Talk >> RE: General Vikes Talk Page: <<   < prev  107 108 [109] 110 111   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts




Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.5.5 Unicode