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Prophet
12-07-2005, 06:12 PM
In an article (http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5767199.html) written by Kevin Seifert of the Star/Tribune


...While no one will mistake Jim Kleinsasser for Jermaine Wiggins, the Vikings began to use their starting tight ends more interchangeably last weekend against Detroit. Kleinsasser tied his season high with four receptions, while Wiggins went without a catch for the first time this season.

The shift almost certainly will force opponents to think more critically when defending the Vikings offense; Kleinsasser's blocking prowess and Wiggins' receiving abilities have at times this season provided clues about what play was coming.

"You can't just be throwing with Jermaine in there and just running with Jimmy in there," offensive coordinator Steve Loney said. "And I think some of it came to Jimmy being in on some passing situations and catching some balls. Jermaine has [54] catches right now. Defenses will look to defend that."

Wiggins' reception total ties him for first among NFC tight ends and fourth overall in the NFL at the position. Kleinsasser, who has returned after undergoing major knee surgery in October 2004, has 16 receptions...

kramer9guy
12-07-2005, 06:22 PM
Yeah, I'd like to see Jimmy get some more passes thrown his way. He definately has the ability to be more than a run blocker. He's just taken a backseat to Wiggins since last season. Kleinsasser has always been one of my faves.

Prophet
12-07-2005, 06:25 PM
No doubt. I love Wiggens and Kleinsasser, we are lucky to have them both. I would like to see both of them used in the I for blocking and running the ball as well as receiving. Smash-mouth football, that's what I'm talking about.

ancoin
12-07-2005, 07:58 PM
I think they are both really good TE. Wiggens receiving TE and Kleinsasser blocking. But D reed, when Kleinsasser in the game it is a run and whit Wiggens pass, so i think it is a good ide tossing balls to Kleinsasser

Nice whit two good Tight Ends

mnjamie
12-07-2005, 11:04 PM
Kleiny has terrific hands ... I hope they continue to mix them both in on runs and passes to keep the "D" honest and guessing.

i_bleed_purple
12-07-2005, 11:24 PM
we probably have the best te duo in the league, Jimmy is one of my favorite players because he is a team player he has really good hands for a TE and is an amazing blocker Wiggins has exceptional hands and is an ok blocker. if we use a big I (2 TE's), we could get alot out of it because we would have a power running formation, and we could also pass it to either reciever or TE's

cc21
12-08-2005, 12:58 AM
Every year they say that they are gonna have Jimmy more involved in the offense but they never do. I wish that they would give that guy the ball more so we can see what he can do with it.

And he is from Nodak! Not to many guys from here playin pro ball.

Lotza
12-08-2005, 01:04 AM
wiggins and kleiny
are the shit!

mogwai
12-08-2005, 01:16 AM
jimmys knee is not nearly 100% his injury last year usually takes 2 years to fully recover. next year klein and wiggs will be kicking serious booty

Potus2028
12-08-2005, 02:11 AM
yea.. it's great to see wiggy jump over those recievers like their hurdles..
they are the bombs

snowinapril
12-08-2005, 04:00 AM
"Prophet" wrote:

In an article (http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5767199.html) written by Kevin Seifert of the Star/Tribune


...While no one will mistake Jim Kleinsasser for Jermaine Wiggins, the Vikings began to use their starting tight ends more interchangeably last weekend against Detroit. Kleinsasser tied his season high with four receptions, while Wiggins went without a catch for the first time this season.

The shift almost certainly will force opponents to think more critically when defending the Vikings offense; Kleinsasser's blocking prowess and Wiggins' receiving abilities have at times this season provided clues about what play was coming.

"You can't just be throwing with Jermaine in there and just running with Jimmy in there," offensive coordinator Steve Loney said. "And I think some of it came to Jimmy being in on some passing situations and catching some balls. Jermaine has [54] catches right now. Defenses will look to defend that."

I bet this is something that the outside looking in coaches probably had to point out. Rhome and Fagio?????? I wonder if Rhome is still around, I haven't heard his name in a while. I have heard some Foge references, but not Rhome.

Free WiggySiggy, PM me:
http://www.sportcenterphoto.com/vikings/wiggysiggy.jpg

GreenBaySlackers
12-08-2005, 04:23 AM
"Potus2028" wrote:

yea.. it's great to see wiggy jump over those recievers like their hurdles..
they are the bombs

lol, for some reason the way you phrased the last part of your post made me think it should be "they r teh bombzorz"



sorry, i'll shut up now...

sharper42
12-09-2005, 05:30 AM
wiggens is god

magicci
12-09-2005, 07:12 AM
yea i think we may have the best TE tandem in the NFL. and we still get no respect for it.

collegeguyjeff
12-09-2005, 09:19 AM
they are both awesome as long as the vikes mix them up and not make everything obvious like looney said