In regard to our roster ... the key question that needs to be asked is, "Is
it through the wall, or around it?" In other words, there are two
approaches: The war of attrition or the art of war. Regardless of whether
there was an actual rift between Farve & Childress, which would actually be
a good thing, Chilly has demonstrated a comfort level behind his tanks rather
than to achieve the objectives of space. On Chilly's behalf ... you play
with the hand that you've been dealt and then you endeavor to persevere.
Chilly has played that hand with masterful skill as item upon item shows up on
tape. We now find ourselves in flux ... unsettled ... ripe with
Generally most teams are woefully bad, which means year to year most draft
choices makes the 53 man roster. Our problem is that our roster is crammed
with veterans. We've become accustomed to relying upon these veterans and
the specific skill sets that they poses. Of our seven (7) draft picks,
Chris Cook, Toby Gerhart & Chris Degeare are certain to make the 53 man
roster based upon their obvious worth in our scheme. Where the decisions
diverge is how we might handle the other four (4) draft
My preconceived notion in regard to Toby Gerhart was that we were latched into a
player like Mike Alstott. It turns out that I was both right &
wrong. Apparently, there is no comparable player to Gerhart's style ... at
least no player that I've known or seen. This is a truly unique set of
bones that defies description.
The Alstott factor emerged its ugly head within this kid named Ryan D'Imperio.
All that is missing is the A-Frame-like-pads. What he's showed on tape is good hands, balance & power to smell out that
end zone. Combine that with something that was unmistakable ... he has
another gear that make other players look like their running in slow
motion. The big question mark is in regard to his blocking skills, which
is always in question with rookies however he is a converted linebacker which
means that he might be used to a little contact and he also looks to be carrying a bit of
a load in his hind quarters, which is a good thing. The bottom line is that Ryan will not make it
through the waiver wire as what is now on tape is unmistakable. Now compare this with the reliable tank-like Jeff
Dugan, with hands of stone, and you'll get your answer. Jeff is designed
for smashing through walls whereas Ryan is designed for skirting The-Wall.
As part of the rotation it is clear that Ryan will become an immediate threat
thereby diverting the Chi of the defense.
The red flag is now indicating high alert throughout the league. This is
your second & final warning. Joe Webb will absolutely not get through the
waiver wire. Is there a football soul living & breathing that doesn't
know this? There are teams drooling over the chance to snap this prospect
up, regardless of the cost, as Joe just might be a once in a generation type
athlete, regardless of the position. There is absolutely no safe move if
it involves Joe & the waiver wire. What confounds me to the
limits of my endurance is the thought that our plan is to stash this talent onto
the 53 man roster as the emergency quarterback, which means he'll never see that
field in 2010. As Brett Favre would say ... Alert! Alert! Alert! ... and
I'll add ... this is no Daunte Culpeper. Raw! My Ass! Get out your torches and pitchforks as the natives are soon
to rioting in the streets over "The-Plan". Could it be that the gods have bestowed upon us
a gift of the magnitude of a Randy-Moss-Rookie-Year (absolutely no disrespect to
Moss)? Joe is the unstoppable force.
Could our recent bad Karma be a god-like response attributable to "The-Plan" to
cage this Herculean-like talent? Note to Chilly ... "it"
absolutely cannot be contained. To slam the door on exposing Webb to the
field in 2010, we deal Sapp for Camarillo. Why? To run the scout
team. What is the immediate response by the
gods? The tweaking of Cook's knee which immediately jeopardizes the Sapp
decision. Coincidence ... let's not delude ourselves. If you continue in the endeavor to stash "The Gift",
what will be the ultimate response? I shudder at the
thought. On September 9th, 1 out of the 45 better contain the name Webb! Ignore
this to your own peril.
Why was Harvin allowed to be the immediate impact where Mr. Joe must be
stashed? It makes no sense whatsoever. He is the ultimate
Chilly ... with all due respect, we are not asking you a question. We will
however, in time, be asking you to deal with our wrath. Go ahead ... try
your best to contain this. I dare yah@! Could there be mouths agape
with Joe on the other side of a deep Favre pass. If you do this, even
once, the entire world will be burning down in flames. Do not look under
this rock! Jupiter is rising! Brett can find a gnats ass in what we
all see as the wilderness (See 2009 regular season 49ers game).
Let me be direct in stating that the value of Kleinsasser is immeasurable but
the Viking problems might be in trying to replicate Jim over and over
again. AD might be thinking that jettisoning a tank might expose
his flanks however he might ask himself the question, "Why has he consistently
been running into brick walls?" The answer might come
from following his tanks. Dugan-Kleinsasser-Tahi left ... defense follow
the tanks. Dah! A tank is only one type of threat. The solution
might comes from having the defense having to cleave itself to follow the
additional multi-threats. D'Imperio & Webb are unmistakable threats. Following
the multi-threats means shifting the defense into zones that opens running lanes.
Could this be what has been missing from our run offense?
As for Albert Young, we all realize that his pass protection skills are without
question however in 2-years, "The It" has not shown up on film. Are you
telling Brett that he needs to take away potential threats like Ram-Rod because
the greatest coaching staff ever assembled cannot teach D'Imperio & Ram-Rod
how to block? Help me out here ... I just don't get it.
All I know is that high risk can bring high reward and doing the same thing over
and over again, expecting the same result is the very definition of
I just cannot hold my tongue. When opportunity knocks, and you shut it out ... it's a sin.
As for Brett, it is now
clear that you've been escorted to your destiny. The Continuum, or the
Chi, if you will, could not be settled without this action. The clarity
that you seek to your life can only come from following through on your
The Viking Ghost
Date: August 30, 2010