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Licking Our Wounds - A
Isn't it odd that all our focus has been squarely put on scapegoating
the defensive side of the ball. Apparently, you're not familiar with smoke
& mirrors. Here's how it, the offense, went down yesterday, stated in
a a more comical way, for those wallowing in pain:
again, a clear sign that the gods are tormenting us.
1st & goal from
Denver's 9. Fumble, recovered Denver. Returned to mid field.
possession. Pick 6.
3rd possession: First down Burton. 3
& out with grounding. Punt. Grab anyone from off the street
(that's cleared waivers). Put Joe Webb back on the pine.
Harvin's effort secures first
down. 3-plays ... punt.
Whidte man running with ball! Whidte
man running with ball! Aromashodu clutch catches. Webb called
for phantom offensive pass interference.
Unbelievable Rudolph catch
... no not the reindeer.
Why does is seem that a Viking TD
is always followed by a 60 yard kickoff return?
32-32 Tie Game! 1:33
left. 1st & 10 @ Minnesota's 20. Interception Denver.
That's right people. Your franchise
quarterback, splashed on high with anointing oils is now 0 wins & 6 loses,
never forgetting Carolina's missed chip shot at the end. Was ponder a
reach?. Is he a first round bust? Maybe not, but he is most
definitely not a franchise quarterback. Sure he's entertaining ... filling
us all with hope ... but this is a mans league. It's a place where Johnny
finds out that he wasn't that special after all. It's a place where you
earn a living ... it's not handed to you. Sure
they say they like this kid ... but under their breath, they sure do like him
because he can be readily beaten. Right up to the point where Denver's
defense decided to call off the dogs ... that kid was nothing more than ground
up hamburger. The shots were both numerous & vicious. Are you
certain that you want to climb aboard this Missouri Boat Ride. Not
me! My focus is square & true.
Today, they call Tim Tebow a winner. Yesterday, they called Tim Tebow a
winner. He'll be called a winner tomorrow. It shows up immediately
on film. He will not lose a contest for anyone because he has something
within him that is not up for negotiation. One day, you might look upon
this man and see him beaten & battered, like so many other iconic NFL
images, however he will be a winner for all time. It will all fall amongst
his path. You cannot beat a winner.
You actively seek ... but shall be given No Quarter! You wish for the gods
to bend to your will. You want things to be handed to you in nice
1st-round-draft-pick package however that is not how the world works. The
ghost writer shall never be Joe Montana no matter how much we wish and
will. The gods select their champions and when we don't bend our knee to
its will, then we are destroyed in its path. You may not have seen it
yesterday, but Denver was shaken at its very core when Joe Webb took the field
in earnest, regardless of its outcomes. Imagine a single entity that could
make Tebow look like just a common
It is important to assign blame to redirect the focus from its rot. We
must demonize this defense ... thrash it & beat it into submission ...
relocate the focus ... at all costs. Bad! Bad! Defense. Never mind
that we are pulling dreg off the street and are throwing raw meat to the Lions
instead of giving that defense what it might need. How many times
yesterday did our free safety get beat on the long out pattern. It's not
like the ghost writer would write about such things before it happens. No
athlete can cover that ... right???
From the moment that Everson Griffen stepped upon that field, you could
immediately see it on film. That kid has a special set of skills ... there
is no denying that. So he likes defense ... he likes doling out that
punishment. Old stone faced Grant would of loved this kid. We put 11
players on the defensive side of the ball. Everson Griffen is clearly one
of the 11 best defensive players. He's played defensive tackle, end,
linebacker and has even been used as a gunner. So what does our mind-trust
do. They pull him from the bench for the blow and then sit him right back
down. It's better to grab a lesser athlete ... or someone that's so raw
that they haven't a clue ... and throw them to the Lions. At least we'll
get to demonize and thrash that defense. You have a hole at safety.
Put Everson Griffen at strong safety ... turn on his meat grinder switch and
then walk away. It's that easy. HE CAN'T COVER! Neither can
anyone else! At the very least, we'd have one of our best athletes with
the tools to mix it up.
Once again, I didn't think Ponder was going to walk away from a few of those
hits yesterday. He almost didn't. Maybe Ponder's lucky that Denver's
best linebacker didn't dress yesterday. It's a good thing that lawyers
can't sue this brain trust for negligence but hey, its only his health. I
can't wait to see this franchise's future defense ... We have this first round
draft pick voucher here that states that we aren't responsible for this kids
health. By all means, don't start Joe Webb at quarterback because if you
do, he's not going to lose again for anyone. Franchise quarterbacks have a
knack of doing that very thing.
What this is all about is a bunch of pawns. The true objective is the
manipulation of 31 other franchises to put the Viking franchise on
waivers. If you make enough bone head moves, even the pathetic deserve to
be let go. Hey ... it worked for McNabb. We tried winning (2009,
2000, 1998 ...., etc.) but that was just too hard.
a thought. Are we a better team without Adrian Peterson? Absolutely
yes .... and no! Imagine having to learn how to pound the defense with
Gerhart in the 1st & a good part of the 2nd quarters before turning Peterson
loose on that defense. No! No! You are to pound Peterson into that
wall, again & again, until he's no longer effective. How dare you
learn something about anyone other than Adrian Peterson. By all means, sit
Adrian Peterson on the bench on the money down. What's the money
down? 3rd down of course. How dare you run the ball in the second
half. Wasn't it Bill Walsh that chuckled at, "We must first establish
the run". Isn't it time that we turn Adrian Peterson back into a home
run threat rather than fodder for the sausage grinder. No! No!
We can't have that. Talk about beating yourself! Yeah!
Yeah! Defense is the problem. We wonder who on defense might now be
in those cross hairs. We need to destroy whatever is left of this
The Viking Ghost Writer