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singersp
05-22-2006, 01:01 PM
From realfootball365.com;

Five things Vikings fans won't see in 2006

By Eric Krupka on May 22, 2006 01:43 AM

The 2005 season was filled with distraction, underachieving and injuries for the Minnesota Vikings . It was the quintessential Mike Tice season: mistake filled, extensive winning and losing streaks, blow out losses, not living up to expectations, and another year with the playoffs in their grips, but narrowly missing out.

With a new coaching staff in place, an All-Pro quarterback traded, a new All-Pro guard anchoring the offensive line and plenty of new faces, the 2006 season should be very different for the Vikings. Let's take a look at five common things from 2005 that will no longer be endured by the purple and gold faithful.

5.) The offensive turnover machine

The trading away of Daunte Culpepper to the Miami Dolphins will actually solidify the quarterback position now that the reigns have been permanently handed to the calm, cool, collected, and more careful Brad Johnson. The veteran knows how to manage a game, as evidenced by his Super Bowl season in 2002-2003 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , and his career record of 65-43, which is the third best win-loss ration among active quarterbacks with at least 50 starts. Culpepper was very up and down with the Vikings. At his high points he was arguably the best quarterback in the game, with only Peyton Manning having a case to be better. However, his lows reached incredibly awful levels. With Culpepper gone, the days of five interception games are over, and the case of fumble-itis he had is also gone. In six seasons as a starter Culpepper has a whopping 122 career turnovers, an average of 20.33 a season. While Johnson, in double the amount of years, has 125 career turnovers. The cannon arm Culpepper possesses is gone, but Johnson's style fits head coach Brad Childress' west coast offense perfectly.

4.) The goofy pencil in Mike Tice's ear

Every game the former head coach would stand on the sideline with the angry smirk on his face and a pencil in his ear. Tice used the pencil not as a fashion statement, but to write down his in-game observations. Unfortunately for Tice, rarely did it transform his team's mistakes, as they continually committed the same blunders week in and week out.

3.) Troy Williamson on the bench

No longer will last year's No. 7 overall pick be seen standing on the sideline, barring injury, of course. He had offseason surgery to remove an abscess from his left hip, but should be fine when training camp begins in July. The new coaching staff loves his potential and speed. He showed plenty of signs of improvement in the offseason programs, and Childress is committed to making him a starter and utilizing his speed on the field more.

2.) Bad offensive line play

Last season saw a unit that looked lost more often than not, and its play reflected it. The offensive line alone committed 48 penalties, 26 of which were false starts; the line also allowed an inexcusable 55 sacks. With the return of All-Pro center Matt Birk from injury, the addition of Hutchinson from the Seattle Seahawks , the acquisition of tackle Artis Hicks from the Eagles and the continued great play of tackle Bryant McKinnie, the Vikings might potentially possess one of the league's elite lines. The improved play from the line would be welcomed to running backs Chester Taylor and Mewelde Moore, and mostly for quarterback Brad Johnson, who would love to spend the season standing upright, rather than running for his life.

1.) Bye Week shenanigans

Under the new regime there will be discipline. There will no longer be the "tradition unlike any other" and no, that is not a reference to the Masters on CBS. The team will be well behaved off the field, and will instill pride in the community and fan base on the field. There will be no negative stigmatism around the team due to boats, strippers, or any of the like. Finally, the Minnesota Vikings can once again focus on winning football games. And that's a good thing.

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BadlandsVikings
05-22-2006, 01:10 PM
Does this mean we will win the super bowl?

MaddenVodkaAddict
05-22-2006, 01:10 PM
Well I'll be. Although I will miss the pencil.

Ltrey33
05-22-2006, 01:14 PM
That's a great article and I agree with them on every point but one....



The improved play from the line would be welcomed to running backs Chester Taylor and Mewelde Moore, and mostly for quarterback Brad Johnson, who would love to spend the season standing upright, rather than running for his life

I don't think Brad really runs anywhere anymore! :lol:

Benet
05-22-2006, 01:50 PM
I really wish I could go back in time and tell Fred Smoot to book a private yacht to have the-now infamous "Boat Party" on. And then I'd invite myself and get down with some Hotlanta Ho's!

But anyway.. Good article, even if it doesn't really say anything we didn't already know.

twiztedfait
05-22-2006, 01:52 PM
"Ltrey33" wrote:


I don't think Brad really runs anywhere anymore! :lol:

LOL

Well, he will have a lot less "OH CRAP" moments then :razz:

V-Unit
05-22-2006, 06:34 PM
I love optimism!

snowinapril
05-22-2006, 06:38 PM
No. 1 should read no sperm T-shirts, instead of no Shenanigans.

Actually we will probably see those shirts all season in opposing venues.

badbois
05-22-2006, 06:52 PM
#6: playoffs

Mr-holland
05-22-2006, 07:23 PM
"badbois" wrote:

#6: playoffs
Wow your an optimistic guy! :???:

I like the article, really positive.

Zeus
05-22-2006, 07:47 PM
"Ltrey33" wrote:

That's a great article and I agree with them on every point but one....



The improved play from the line would be welcomed to running backs Chester Taylor and Mewelde Moore, and mostly for quarterback Brad Johnson, who would love to spend the season standing upright, rather than running for his life

I don't think Brad really runs anywhere anymore! :lol:

Yeah - that should read:

"...rather than crumpling to the ground to avoid the big hit."

=Z=

Potus2028
05-23-2006, 12:25 AM
i will miss the pencil..

maybe if we're lucky childress will have something cool.. like the billicheck pullover-sweatshirt, or the gruden visor... something that we can recognize him with

magicci
05-23-2006, 12:38 AM
"Potus2028" wrote:

i will miss the pencil..

maybe if we're lucky childress will have something cool.. like the billicheck pullover-sweatshirt, or the gruden visor... something that we can recognize him with
his shiny head?

Vikes_King
05-23-2006, 01:04 AM
"singersp" wrote:

From realfootball365.com;

Five things Vikings fans won't see in 2006

3.) Troy Williamson on the bench


:thumbright:

MensaTice
05-23-2006, 01:10 AM
"singersp" wrote:


4.) The goofy pencil in Mike Tice's ear

Every game the former head coach would stand on the sideline with the angry smirk on his face and a pencil in his ear. Tice used the pencil not as a fashion statement, but to write down his in-game observations. Unfortunately for Tice, rarely did it transform his team's mistakes, as they continually committed the same blunders week in and week out.

Tice observation
@Carolina: "Smoot smothering Smith. Stick with one on one."

COJOMAY
05-23-2006, 01:19 AM
"Potus2028" wrote:

i will miss the pencil..

maybe if we're lucky childress will have something cool.. like the billicheck pullover-sweatshirt, or the gruden visor... something that we can recognize him with

How about a moustache?????

GreenBaySlackers
05-23-2006, 01:23 AM
"COJOMAY" wrote:

"Potus2028" wrote:

i will miss the pencil..

maybe if we're lucky childress will have something cool.. like the billicheck pullover-sweatshirt, or the gruden visor... something that we can recognize him with

How about a moustache?????

how about a shiny head?

MensaTice
05-23-2006, 01:23 AM
Tice observation
vs Tampa: "Offense playing great. Don't run the ball more than 12 times."

Potus2028
05-23-2006, 01:26 AM
something completely unique guys..

other coaches have mustaches..

any other coach bald?

cant think of anything off the top of my head (no pun intended)

Vikes_King
05-23-2006, 01:31 AM
hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

Potus2028
05-23-2006, 01:37 AM
hahaha..

but childress hasnt got the extra pounds to go wth it..

proportionally speeking, reid's mustache is about 5 times bigger than childress'

NordicNed
05-23-2006, 02:07 AM
Nice to read something positive for a change......I'm really looking forward to watching our O-Line play and the new look O in general...

Our D should be just fine...

cajunvike
05-23-2006, 02:14 AM
The author of the article forgot one: Green Bay beating us this season! :lol: We DEFINITELY won't be seeing that!!! :grin:

MensaTice
05-23-2006, 02:20 AM
gb hasn't beat us the past 3 tries. Not really news to say they won't this year

PurplePride80
05-23-2006, 02:29 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

LOL

magicci
05-23-2006, 03:11 AM
"GreenBaySlackers" wrote:

"COJOMAY" wrote:

"Potus2028" wrote:

i will miss the pencil..

maybe if we're lucky childress will have something cool.. like the billicheck pullover-sweatshirt, or the gruden visor... something that we can recognize him with

How about a moustache?????

how about a shiny head?
i already said that but i guess no one cares :cry:

Crimson
05-23-2006, 03:26 AM
Five things you won't see in 2007

5- Bret Favre. (Let's just hope so)

4- A Vikings Stadium Deal...the legislators will find some lame excuse to make the Vikings wait another year.

3- Dan Cole, The Common Man, paying for a round of golf. (Actually, you will never see that in any year.)

2- Zygi Wilf without his mustache.

1- The Vikings Tailgate Lot. (It's going to be under construction as the site of the NEW TWINS STADIUM!!!!! )

ChiTownVike
05-23-2006, 03:43 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:

"singersp" wrote:

From realfootball365.com;

Five things Vikings fans won't see in 2006

3.) Troy Williamson on the bench


:thumbright:'


Thats what I love to hear!!!!

I just bought his authentic home jersey too!!

I can't believe tat it takes 8-10 weeks to get it!

snowinapril
05-23-2006, 03:53 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

That is the same mustache isn't it. Maybe they bought them at the same store.

Doesn't the walrus have one too maybe this can be traced back to the Packer Days.

vikeswin2005
05-23-2006, 04:01 AM
"Williamson8211" wrote:

"Vikes_King" wrote:

"singersp" wrote:

From realfootball365.com;

Five things Vikings fans won't see in 2006

3.) Troy Williamson on the bench


:thumbright:'


Thats what I love to hear!!!!

I just bought his authentic home jersey too!!

I can't believe tat it takes 8-10 weeks to get it!

That is because the authentic jerseys are not being released until mid to lae July

bigdaddy72_1
05-23-2006, 05:50 AM
I think Childress should wear a track suit on the sideline. The nylon kind. That would be funny.

BadlandsVikings
05-23-2006, 05:56 AM
"bigdaddy72_1" wrote:

I think Childress should wear a track suit on the sideline. The nylon kind. That would be funny.how about velvet?

PurpleMafia
05-23-2006, 06:07 AM
"bigdaddy72_1" wrote:

I think Childress should wear a track suit on the sideline. The nylon kind. That would be funny.

And ruin his hardass "ditka-like" composure? Nah

Da Vikes!

singersp
05-23-2006, 10:52 AM
"snowinapril" wrote:

"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

That is the same mustache isn't it. Maybe they bought them at the same store.

Doesn't the walrus have one too maybe this can be traced back to the Packer Days.

Mine's homegrown & not boughten. There isn't anything wrong with a stache. :wink:

singersp
05-23-2006, 11:11 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

It might be just me, but when Childress is wearing a cap, it reminds me of "The Imtimidator" Dale Earnhardt.

NordicNed
05-23-2006, 12:12 PM
"singersp" wrote:

"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

It might be just me, but when Childress is wearing a cap, it reminds me of "The Imtimidator" Dale Earnhardt.

I'de have to agree with you there Singer, he does look somewhat like Dale Earnhardt, let's hope he's just as tough and a winner like " The Intimidator" was........

Vikes_King
05-24-2006, 01:03 AM
and doesnt crash like him (ok, that was mean, but true)

Purple Floyd
05-24-2006, 03:16 AM
I just hope he can coach like nobody else. Then he can wear or look however he wants.

viks_fan21
05-24-2006, 03:22 AM
I saw the 2 words Mike Tice on the list of things we won't see this year, and it brightened my day.

SharperVikings
05-24-2006, 03:33 AM
"westvirginiavikings" wrote:

Does this mean we will win the super bowl?

Good question...I think so! :lol:

collegeguyjeff
05-24-2006, 07:18 AM
wow it's nice to see an article from someone who isn't bashing us and is being honest.

BigMoInAZ
05-24-2006, 11:40 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/BigMo58/BlindingSqueeze-364x271.jpg
OR
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/BigMo58/Football%20Photos/childress.gif

DCPologirl
05-25-2006, 07:10 PM
The new regime? Geez it makes the Vikings sound like freaking Nazi's!

VikingKen
05-25-2006, 09:12 PM
Five things we wont see from the vikings in 2006:

5) Passes over 30 yards

4) #23 almost breaking a big run

3) #11 losing the ball

2) Any player press confrences done in white fur coats

1) EXCUSES

Go Vikes!

Freya
05-26-2006, 12:19 AM
"singersp" wrote:

"snowinapril" wrote:

"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

That is the same mustache isn't it. Maybe they bought them at the same store.

Doesn't the walrus have one too maybe this can be traced back to the Packer Days.

Mine's homegrown & not boughten. There isn't anything wrong with a stache. :wink:

I think you have a very nice stache, Singer.

DarrinNelsonguy
05-26-2006, 12:23 AM
Great read thanks for the post.

PurplePeopleEaters89
05-26-2006, 12:27 AM
"maddenhasamancrushonfavre" wrote:

Well I'll be. Although I will miss the pencil.

the pencil.......good times, good times!!! :lol: :grin:

singersp
05-26-2006, 12:27 AM
"Freya" wrote:

"singersp" wrote:

"snowinapril" wrote:

"Vikes_King" wrote:

hey i just noticed something..... is that mustache an eagle's thing?

http://www.ardmoreite.com/images/011203/andy_reid.jpg

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/KFHBKMMHNGNG/081805-childress.jpg

That is the same mustache isn't it. Maybe they bought them at the same store.

Doesn't the walrus have one too maybe this can be traced back to the Packer Days.

Mine's homegrown & not boughten. There isn't anything wrong with a stache. :wink:

I think you have a very nice stache, Singer.

Thank You Freya! :cool: