ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes
ORIGINAL: Tom Sykes
Mike Zimmer: "I told the team that it's the best offensive performance that I've seen in the eight years that I've been here."
Well, ofcourse ... we did it without having to throw it downfield much. They were 3-8 on third down, we were 9-14 – so not only did we play zimmer ball to a tee, we denied them their game.
Despite Mike Zimmer lauding the good offensive showing, #Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said they still need to do better in the red zone. He said they settled too much for field goals and that might come back to bite them.
Thank you Kirk. Playing great, keeping the fire hot. Zimmer may be prancing around the golden offensive efficiency calf in religious ecstasy ... but Seattle's defense is a shambles ... we will need to maximize our scoring opportunities against better teams, not just our time of possession.
That last FG pissed me off. When Mattison got the first down at the 5, I knew what was going to happen...two runs that would come up short and a half assed designed pass play. Sure enough, Mattison comes up short, a baffling handoff to Ham loses and the receiver screen to Thielen that never works, didn't work.
That’s how I followed it too.
Overall, I’m encouraged that the playcalling has been pretty solid for having to operate within such a tightly reined approach.
Maybe with some more OL improvement we’ll get bolder.
Don't bet on it. When Cook is healthy and back in the lineup it will be more of the same old run, run, run mentality.
They can have 8 in the box we will still try to run at it.....
No ... I would not bet on it. Zimmer is what he is.
However, I will say - - with the mildest optimism possible because its only 3 games with two losses and one win which doesn't buy anything - - AND its still Zimmer's team and philosophy AND its still Spielman's regime AND, you know, its still the Vikings ... a QB playing better than anything we've seen since 2009 (including 2017), some improvement from the OL (not sure how much yet), improvement at the TE and #3 WR positions ... on top of Cook JJ Thielen ...
At least there's an opportunity for a more balanced attack on offense ...
At least we still have a long way to go, it was beginning to feel like we had already jumped off the precipice.
< Message edited by Tom Sykes -- 9/27/2021 10:20:04 AM >