From: BFE, WA
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
ORIGINAL: Viking Rich
Here's what I don't get; you have a good defense. You spent a great deal of resources building that defense. You have a coach that has been really good developing and coaching his defense. Wouldn't that be exactly the right time to let the offense fly? God forbid, maybe take some risks?
It would be so great to unleash the offense, knowing our defense is good enough to mitigate offensive mistakes. Imagine a high flying offense, with a good defense.
Maybe it's just me, but having a good defense should allow you to be extra aggressive on O.
You want to play that conservative game, and keep it close? Almost every team in the NFL can move the ball down the field in the last 3 minutes of a close game. Hell, even some bad offenses can do it. It would be nice to have more than a 3 or 8 point lead.
Take advantage of your good defense by being aggressive on offense. Put 'em away early. Make it no contest.
Zimmer thinks losing 0-3 is a tie. I'm guessing he would also not like winning 42-35. It's 2019, sometimes you have to get 42 to win.
If my defense was great, my offense would be wide open, aggressive, scary.
Now that they've signed Doctson, I would love if they tried to sign Aldrick Robinson. Jettison Beebe and J.Johnson/Abdullah/Ham.
They would then have a WR lineup of Thielen, Diggs, Doctson, Robinson and Bisi.
I'd be comfortable with that tandem.
I don't think "tandem" means what you think it means.
It is really weird but I think Beebe is more of the quick, possession guy and Johnson/Doctson are the deep threats (bigger, and pretty fast). We don't need Aldrick....develop the rest.
Bisi Johnson is the epitome of a possession receiver. Known for his route running, sure hands and quickness.
Johnson participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where his time of 6.88 seconds in the 3-cone drill was good enough for fifth-best among wide receivers.
He clocked in at 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash, reached 38 inches in the vertical jump and leapt 10 feet, 4 inches in the broad jump. Johnson lifted 14 reps of 225 pounds at the bench press station.
Johnson is not a deep threat. He is the epitome of a possession guy. He is known for his route running, sure hands and quickness.
Johnson was nicknamed “The Standard” by his CSU teammates and coaches for his work ethic, precision route-running, consistency and blocking ability.
“I definitely pride myself in my consistency and durability,” Johnson said. “I’m going to catch anything that comes my way as long as it’s in my frame.”
During his Combine workout, Johnson hopes to show he has improved his vertical route-running speed to combine with what he feels is solid work on the rest of the route tree.
“My intermediate routes, in and out of my breaks, curls, double moves, corner posts — those should look good,” Johnson said. “This is huge. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m going to go out and do the best I can.”
Asked specifically what has helped Johnson pull away from some of his counterparts, Zimmer referenced his attention to detail.
“He knows all the spots, and every time he goes in, he makes plays, whether it’s practice or games,” the coach said. “He catches the ball well, runs good routes, and seems to have a good feel with leverage.”
None of this has happened by mistake for the seventh-round draft pick out of Colorado State. He has worked tirelessly since arriving in the Twin Cities, whether it is sticking around after practice to catch passes, or staying up late to study his playbook.
“I would say in the early weeks it was two and a half hours a night, at least,” Johnson said. “It was a grind. Now I’m getting more comfortable. I can just look over a script real quick and understand it. It took awhile to get there.”
Aside from that, Johnson spoke at length about the minor details of playing the position that often go unnoticed to the untrained eye.
“There’s a huge emphasis on depth and things like that,” he said. “We talk about it every day in meetings. You were half-a-yard short on this route or something like that. We focus a lot on details, and that’s what Coach Zimmer talked about after the last game. It wasn’t stuff that maybe the fans saw. It was just the little things.”
Like, say, running the wrong route on a particular play, something Johnson won’t soon forget.
“They’re giving me the opportunity to go out there, so I have to show Kirk that I’m going to be in the right place at the right time,” Johnson said. “That’s what the coaches have told me. They want a guy who is going to be where he’s supposed to be on the field. You don’t have to be the fastest. You don’t have to be the most athletic. You just have to be in the right place at the right time.”