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brandsp
04-25-2006, 05:36 PM
I hope our running game will reseamble KC's and Seattle's running game (from last year anyway).

Similar in the really strong left side of the line, a monster fullback (which we stole from KC) and a great RB? Will Taylor or MM step up as they are the only question mark in this equation?

I bring this up as I haven't seen much here about us acquiring Tony Richardson to lead the way for our RBs. Which lead me to think about us stealing Hutch; which in turn brought to mind Larry Johnson/Priest/Alexander awesome #s.

Plus we needed a new topic on the board.

VikesfaninWis
04-25-2006, 06:21 PM
I think any RB in the league can run behind our left side of the line. I think we have one of if not the best left sides in the whole NFL. With Birk at center, and Hutch and McKinney next to him, we have a pretty awesome line now.

The addition of Richardson, and Taylor will only improve our offensive running game. Richardson is one hell of a blocker, and Taylor has all the tools to be a great WCO type of RB. I am excited for next season to start.

Del Rio
04-25-2006, 06:25 PM
I think the tools are in place, and their ability to produce is going to weigh heavily on how the coaching staff chooses to use them.

If we are running a true WCO like many people suggest our running game will not meet your expectations.

It all depends on how they use what we have.

CynicalVike
04-25-2006, 06:27 PM
I agree with you on this. We should have a great running game because of them and the fact that Childress feels that running is what will make his WCO more effective.

What I think will be interesting to see is what surprises he has planned for when the defenses over stack that side to stop the run.

It will also be interesting to see how long this thread goes before someone brings up the draft!! :roll:

VikesfaninWis
04-25-2006, 06:29 PM
"Del Rio" wrote:

I think the tools are in place, and their ability to produce is going to weigh heavily on how the coaching staff chooses to use them.

If we are running a true WCO like many people suggest our running game will not meet your expectations.

It all depends on how they use what we have.


True.. With a true WCO, it is designed for short passes for huge gains. Even if we don't run the ball alot, Taylor is still going to be catching balls, and Richardson will still be blocking for him. So if it is running, or catching, I think both of those guys are going to play a significant role for our team.

Del Rio
04-25-2006, 06:30 PM
"CynicalVike" wrote:

I agree with you on this. We should have a great running game because of them and the fact that Childress feels that running is what will make his WCO more effective.

What I think will be interesting to see is what surprises he has planned for when the defenses over stack that side to stop the run.

It will also be interesting to see how long this thread goes before someone brings up the draft!! :roll:

I am skeptical that he will run a WCO. I think people are assuming a lot and that will play to our advantage. A good coach will coach to his strengths not force a team into his preconcieved scheme.

I can only imagine how effectice a PA pass with the rb faking the run to the left. will be.

Muggsy
04-25-2006, 06:32 PM
"brandsp" wrote:

I hope our running game will reseamble KC's and Seattle's running game (from last year anyway).

Similar in the really strong left side of the line, a monster fullback (which we stole from KC) and a great RB? Will Taylor or MM step up as they are the only question mark in this equation?

I bring this up as I haven't seen much here about us acquiring Tony Richardson to lead the way for our RBs. Which lead me to think about us stealing Hutch; which in turn brought to mind Larry Johnson/Priest/Alexander awesome #s.

Plus we needed a new topic on the board.

I agrees wit' ya, y'know? How 'bout we talks about all youse mugs dat don't use english gooder dan you could be doin', y'know? Youse needs to be more like me, y'know?

mnjamie
04-25-2006, 06:36 PM
"Del Rio" wrote:

I think the tools are in place, and their ability to produce is going to weigh heavily on how the coaching staff chooses to use them.

If we are running a true WCO like many people suggest our running game will not meet your expectations.

It all depends on how they use what we have.


They can't ignore an "O" strength if it works on a consistent basis. I agree with ya though, once established, the PA pass should work fantastic and open up the defense.

VikesfaninWis
04-25-2006, 06:37 PM
"Muggsy" wrote:

"brandsp" wrote:

I hope our running game will reseamble KC's and Seattle's running game (from last year anyway).

Similar in the really strong left side of the line, a monster fullback (which we stole from KC) and a great RB? Will Taylor or MM step up as they are the only question mark in this equation?

I bring this up as I haven't seen much here about us acquiring Tony Richardson to lead the way for our RBs. Which lead me to think about us stealing Hutch; which in turn brought to mind Larry Johnson/Priest/Alexander awesome #s.

Plus we needed a new topic on the board.

I agrees wit' ya, y'know? How 'bout we talks about all youse mugs dat don't use english gooder dan you could be doin', y'know? Youse needs to be more like me, y'know?


:lol: You tell em Mugs...

Del Rio
04-25-2006, 06:38 PM
"mnjamie" wrote:

"Del Rio" wrote:

I think the tools are in place, and their ability to produce is going to weigh heavily on how the coaching staff chooses to use them.

If we are running a true WCO like many people suggest our running game will not meet your expectations.

It all depends on how they use what we have.


They can't ignore an "O" strength if it works on a consistent basis. I agree with ya though, once established, the PA pass should work fantastic and open up the defense.

Yes you would like to think that as would I. I just endured 2 seasons of watching a coach ignore strengths in an attempt to implement his system.

It happens. The judgement is out of Childress, I am optimistic at the moment.

badbois
04-25-2006, 06:40 PM
.....and now the draft. I wouldn't hate it if we drafted and rb in the 1st. maroney would do well behind this line and can make people look foolish in the second tier. I was also thinking about eslinger in the fourth if he falls that far, nice backup for a recently injury-prone birk. unless it is the teams charter somewhere that we have to take and rb in the 4th round.

ultravikingfan
04-25-2006, 06:48 PM
"Del Rio" wrote:

I think the tools are in place,...

Yah, they are all here! :razz:

Big C
04-25-2006, 07:16 PM
I am still hoping that MeMo can beat Taylor for the starting job. MeMo is probably one of the best hands we have on the team. His college stats prove that. If we are indeed going for WCO, I am hoping that gives him the edge. I like Taylor, but I love MeMo.

midgensa
04-25-2006, 08:24 PM
I am definitely excited by the prospects of this line with Richardson and Taylor in the backfield. For all the MeMo supporters ... I think that his days are likely numbered since they signed Taylor under Childress.
I am guessing Chester is Childress' guy and if he performs at all it will be his spot to lose ...
For the Vikes sake ... I hope he does not lose it.