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There is a sports analogy that goes something like
this. The blood is in the water where the sharks are now circling.
The natural reaction to such pressure is to react rather than to continue to act
(stay on plan). What
you are going to here is:
1. A blocked punt resulting in a Packer touch down plus three (3) missed field
goals ... our special teams coach Mike Priefer should be fired.
2. Three missed field goals. Time to cut Daniel Carlson & search for a
Of course, the only thing Head Coach Mike Zimmer should do is to never react but
rather to act according to the plan. Our coach should also note that an
incredible opportunity has opened a door. You might have missed it.
Always keep in mind, that coaches do not lose their
job for losing ... they lose their job for flinching when that jab flies a
fraction of an inch away from their face. Buy into second guessing
yourself & you'll have one foot out the door. Maintain your plan of
action, and the foundation is set ... even through the storms of
There's a new Sheriff in town and its a two headed monster. When you face
the monster, along comes the 2nd head clamping down upon your flanks. That
two head monster ... that new sheriff is taking the form of John DeFilippo &
Kirk Cousins. So what's that opportunity ... what was that door or that answer or message
for which we have all been waiting?
Well ... as for Mike Priefer ... now would be a good time for Mike Zimmer to redress his
statement in regard to loyalty. It is without question that Mike Zimmer
has established a firm faith in Mike Priefer being able to fix just about anything ... so that exactly
all that needs to be said. Sure ... you'll lash out today ... but tomorrow
you're not going to throw this baby out with the bath water.
So what was that opportunity ... that we all seemed to have missed? Well,
firstly you have to accept the thought that things happened for a reason.
Sometime there is an undeniable message & it is up to us to understand that
message. Up to this pivotal point in today's game, this Viking team had a
fork in them ... and they were done. They were behind by eight points with
less than 2 minutes to play, where Treadwell coughed up the ball serving up a
tasty interception for the Fudgers. The only way these Minnesota Vikings
could have a chance was to stop A A Ron & then come to grips with an
understanding. To tie this game they'd have to come up with those eight
points which meant a touch down and a 2-point conversion. For all purposes
... there was no more relying upon special teams. Switch Thrown!
That change in mindset set the stage. Now they were completely reliant
upon the 2-headed monster, where there could be no kick to save them from this
pending doom. How is it so hard to understand that this franchise is now
going to rely upon its strength & abandon its weakness.
Sure, you can discount this pivotal moment ... this door of opportunity ... but
let me remind you that last year, Stephon Diggs did not go out of bounds as our
fate was sealed. What was concealed deep within Stephon's mind was a short
field goal attempt by Blair Walsh that put Seattle in round 2 ... and left our
appointment with the Arizona Cardinals on permanent hold. Going out of
bounds at the 30 or 35 yard line in the final seconds of the game wasn't going
to help our mindset. Only a new mindset & a new set of circumstances
would change the outcome. Of course, we learned nothing from last years
contest versus the Saints from the hurt locker.
Once again, the door of opportunity lied deeply within our change in mind
set. We rely upon the special teams ... and our fate is doomed, whereas
our opportunities must be garnished upon the two headed monster.
Hello! Play to your strengths ... not your weakness ... Bill Belichick
So, the game is tied, and the end now soon approaches. We immediately
change our mindset back to relying upon a field goal attempt. Disaster!
There is a very definite message being sent to our head coach Mike Zimmer &
the Minnesota Viking franchise. Do it like everyone else does it and you
will lose. Break down & break through those barriers & a very
different result is achievable. Nobody want to see you trace a copy of a
masterpiece ... they want to see you create a masterpiece or they want to see
you cut off your ear. Either way it's entertainment and when it's time to
take your final breath there should be only one thought that should be pursing
through your head. It shouldn't be that I learned how everyone else did it
... I did it my way ... AND THAT TRAIL OF FLAMES WAS BEAUTIFUL ... wasn't
You might think that Laquon Treadwell is the baby to be thrown out with the bath
water ... and you'd be right ... because today it wasn't his physical skill that
failed him. It was his mindset. For the answer to this dilemma you
need to look no further than #12 Percy Harvin. In Minnesota, he played
with reckless abandon & at a remarkable level that few will quickly
forget. Then, he moves onto Seattle to play with the Hawks. For
Percy, there would be an insurmountable obstacle specifically for him because
the #12 was given to the game day crowd in Seattle. It is on their game
day flag. Percy was made to select another number where he selected the
#11, and the rest is now history. The #11 must be avoided like the
plague. Your best bet is to change to #18 as today ... for all purposes
... your career ended.
Don't think there's much about the number 11. It was on the 11th hour of
the 11th day in the 11th month in a certain rail car in France that brought us 6
million Jews to their death, plus millions of dead soldiers in a world war &
under Joseph Stalin over 40 million soviets to their fateful end. Joe Kapp
wore #11 where he began the chain of four (4) Super Bowl losses and although he
was one hell of a competitor, and one of the most beloved, to this day I don't
think this particular NFL starter ever threw a spiral ... ever ... well at least
not during an NFL game. Do you still think the #11 is insignificant?
Still think it's innocent ... how's your career coming along?
So what's wrong with Daniel Carlson? Glad you asked. Absolutely
nothing. To understand what's going on you have to view this like your
selling a car in some way word dealership. So you want this model, with
all those options, but you only want to pay this for the car? How about we
"take-away this" and "take away that". Now, is this
what you want or are you willing to move on that price. It's up to
you. In Daniel's mind, he's expecting those opportunities to score
points. After all that is what he's being paid for right? Not so
fast ... we're going for that two point conversion and we're going to go for
that kill shot instead. In good time ... Daniel will find his
maturation. Why is it that we can put Adrian Peterson or Dalvin Cook on a
pitch count but no way can we do it for our kicker? Hello!
You wanted DeFilippo like you had blue balls on your 4th day of your honey moon
... well now you're going to have to turn over those reigns & appeal to his
insanity. Ripping the rug from beneath the feet of an established mind set
allows you your best opportunity of utilizing all that collateral gained within
your defensive equity. These are a bunch of kids where before they get
kicked in the nuts, you need to metaphorically do that very same thing to their
mindset. Sorry folks but Tom Brady ain't here for us all to rely on.
Niether is A A Ron. It's just me along with a bunch of knuckleheads trying
to win a championship. Too many of you have been sleep walking around here
where it is time to shake things up a bit. Your days of cruising are
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: September 16, 2018