Poor Mike Zimmer. He's going to have to coach
from behind his desk because he's going to be sporting a chubby all week
long. Why you ask?
I haven't seen a pocket like that since the days of Fran Tarkenton ... late in
his career. Not in the early days where Fran would say, "What
To be direct, I really can't accept what I saw yesterday. Sure the Vikings
won at night & of course they won a nationally televised game, but
acceptance is way in the distance at this point. I've got 56 years of
waiting for that other shoe to drop ... so don't get too happy. Nothing is
done until that final bell.
Do you think the Wilf's are now foolishly getting out that check book for
Bradford now? Not so fast, as Washington is telling us that you're going
to pay the elite QB either way but long term commitments without a result can
lead to total devastation. Did we learn from Cunningham's 25 million deal
before the end of that 98 season ... as we acted like impatient children?
Here's the problem Zigg ... Bradford has the talent to burn that check book to
the ground. The proof in the puddin' in that when it comes to the time
cycle of money, Bradford must have been born under some special star. Now
you need to coax it out of him before he coaxes it out of you.
It's not possible to put an offensive juggernaut of last nights caliber with
this defense ... is it? That's only happens in dreams, when your head
coach is sporting a giddy chubby.
Then I look at the NFL power rankings seeing the fudge packers at the top of the
heap. Did they not see A. A. Ron get slammed to the turf 4 times in the
first half? Did they not see that that right side of that line is like a sieve
... where A. A. Ron will be lucky to survive the season? Well ... there it
is. I wonder if head coach cheese head saw it & I wonder if he might
Then I watch the dominoes drop. #2 KC wins the battle but loses the
war. A tough break for as solid a coach in the league as there is ... Andy
Reid. The very reason for their contention on that day was for Eric Berry
... who's now out with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Then there is the
Phillies salty trade with Buffalo for Ronald Darby, to solidify their secondary
... only to have it evaporate before their eyes. No one even touched him
... watching the freakish effects of the natural word.
Mike's going to need help getting back on that field ... so here it is.
There is a glaring depth issue. It showed up in Philadelphia. Its
been unchanged since your arrival and insertion at the helm. Part of the
problem is that you've not instilled a particular mind set in your group of
youth. From their perspective, they see the starters as being there ...
where I'll do my best to fight it out when I'm called upon. Their mind set
is off. They need to be hammered into believing they are in that perpetual
mode of hell. They think that they might be called upon whereas you need
to instill in them that their already deep within the cauldron. There is
no win ... there is only fight ... the correct movements ... &
survival, Cool Hand Luke comes to mind.
"What we have is a failure to
Boss Paul: That ditch is
Boss Kean's ditch. And I told him that dirt in it's your dirt. What's your dirt
doin' in his ditch?
Luke: I don't know,
Boss Paul: You better
get in there and get it out, boy.
They can't respect you until they hate you.
That's the first obstacle. You're objective is to channel that hatred as
no ones really is willing to pay the price to reach perfection. By the
time they're near reaching it, they are so good at what they do they'll have no
choice but to respect it ... and learn to love it's meaning. You can't see
it like you're looking at art ... you can only respect pokers bluff. It's
either going to take you ... or it's going to take you. Get
I'm not here to be your daddy ... I'm here to instruct you on what you'll never
be able to achieve. Just maybe, by the end of this here season ... one of
you might amount to a piece of ... that might be worth keeping around this black
hole talent void. Laughter comes from me watching or observing people that
tend to ... or have to ... rely on talent.
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: September 13, 2017