Harbaugh -The Dirt
So, what did
last years debacle in Indy tell us. In short, without Peyton Manning, the
Indianapolis Colts are the worst defense in the league. Apparently, it
would be very hard to convince any hard core NFL that the Colt's defense hasn't been
that way for many many years.
So what does this franchise do. Hey! We
gotta' get these guys in Minnesota. Leslie Frazier, a by product of that
Colts defense is made our head coach. Now Alan Williams, coach of those
breath taking Colts defensive teams between 2002 - 2011 is made our Defensive
Coordinator. The 49ers blew us up. Whoop! How do we put this
genie back into that bottle.
Watching Jasper Brinkley was a complete an utter Joke. It was worse than
watching EJ over-run plays as a rookie. Gentlemen, EJ is gone. Erin
Henderson is here to carve his niche in Minnesota not to play one year in
Minnesota to then (maybe) join his Middle Linebacker brother somewhere
else. Erin Henderson is the best Middle Linebacker that we have.
Open your eyes Viking fans ... tell me that I'm wrong. Erin is here to
help this team win a Super Bowl as the middle-man in that defense ... not to
audition for outside linebacker for another team. Is it just me or
are you sick of this mindless ... "So, what would you like to
do?" Outside Linebacker. Outside Linebacker.
When I heard that Everson Griffen, the most naturally instinctive player that
this organization has on defense, less maybe the statesman Toine' or Greenway,
is practicing on your 3rd team, I want to explode ... but again ... this is the
Colt's brain-trust after all, protected by (Chris-Detroit Lions &) Rick
Spielman apparent Viking hater club. Whatever you do, don't put Jared
Allen & Everson Griffen on the same side. Jared Allen is the best
& most devastating drop back lineman in the league. The result would
gapping unbalanced "Lunch-Pail-Bucket-Hole" that two DE's would
exploit like two true Vikings on a quest. Hey! That would be the only team in
the league sporting two (2) defensive ends and two (2) linebackers
simultaneously on the same
side of the ball. Imagine what those line stunts would look like?
Oh! The humanity! Tell me, who's is going to deal with this duo, but again, we
have that Colt brain trust running the show all protected by Chris Spielman's
brother. I'll bet that when these defensive pin heads finally do succumb that
they split these guys... one on this side and the other on that side.
Oh! Don't you just ooze confidence is these jesters running the show.
How is it that they don't see this? The fact of the matter is that they
do, but they need to squash it all like a bug. Get back in that bottle.
Everson Griffen, here is your choice. Do you want to
play part time at best at defensive end or do you want the chance to be a Hall
of Famer as a full time hybrid Linebacker-DE. A promise is only a
promise. It's time to get your head right.
You might of missed it but at one point you could hear the 49er's commentators
kid that Mistral Raymond looked like he was avoiding contact. Hey!
If this were touch football, he'd be my man. Let me say this
directly. Jamarca Sanford may not have mad skills. He may have hands
of stone but he's not afraid of a little contact. You know ... To get his
nose up there. Tell me, why does Harrison Smith look like a beast?
Did I miss something? Oh yeah, I forgot. Colt football!
Jim Harbaugh, if you were standing right in front of me, there is one thing that
is an absolutely certainty ... it would be a cheap shot right to your
teeth. Exactly how many times did your players go for Joe Webb's legs ...
impressive ... you low life piece of excrement! Yeah! You're a class
act all the way. NFL coach of the year ... please!
Making excuses for Joe Webb is not my thing however correct me if I'm wrong but
that kid was running for his life on every play. Joe, if you ever get to
meet Fran Tarkenton, I'd expect that you'd be the first to extend your hand in
empathy. When they asked Sir Francis why he was always scrambling and why
he didn't stay in the pocket behind his blocking, his response was ...
"What blocking?" I understood that our offensive line
depth was woeful due to injuries but that 2nd team effort was a complete &
I've seen this thing about Jerome Simpson being an elite receiver, deserving of
said contract, with only this 3-game suspension holding it back ... all I have
is one question, "You can catch the ball ... right?" Because
that is what receivers are supposed to do ... catch the ball. I guess they
must of forgot to add your stats for that 49er's contest. Yeah, I'm ready
to eat these words. I'm begging you to cram them down my throat, cause in
this neck of the woods, we don't drop balls. I don't care how fast
you are. I don't care how well you run a route. All that matters is
... did it hit your hand or hands and did you catch the ball? That is what
nails down elite contracts.
At first, these Rick Spielman moves just didn't make sense because us die-hard
Viking fans tend to think logically. If Ponder, the rag doll, is incapable
of winning games, then it only makes sense to be prepared in advance for that eventuality
by having that excuse within your greedy little mitts. Colt defensive
football is absolute and reliable ... isn't it? Let the excuses for Ponder
start flying. I could have won the game but our defense was woeful.
It's not like this organization is preparing the field for us all by telling us
... Don't expect too much (this year)! We've already conceded 2012.
Now that's backbone and fortitude for ya!
You may be able to protect
Ponder in the pre-season, but when that first whistle blows, all of your
investment in this clown will be exposed ... maybe not in game 1 ... but
certainly, that calling card is coming. It's eventuality screams within my
think that I'm here to slam the Vikings as if I get some personal enjoyment from
any of this, then you are a fool. I watch these games in absolute and
utter distress. So, what is behind it? If opportunity knocks and you
shut it out ... it's a sin. If you're a Viking fan, and you find
yourselves sitting on your hands ... accepting rather than fighting for this
organization, in it's entirety, with
everything within your being ... then that, ladies and gentlemen, is a
The Viking Ghost Writer
August 13, 2012