View Full Version : Biggest change for the Vikings this year: Special teams

05-30-2006, 12:23 PM
A Special Episode of Blossom

By: Viking Update Staff

Date: May 30, 2006

The talk of the last five months around Vikings country has been the conversion to the West Coast Offense and the Tampa-2 defense. But the biggest change for the Vikes could well be the changes to a special teams unit that more than carried its own in the Vikings late-season run in 2005.

Full story: A Special Episode of Blossom (http://vikings.scout.com/2/535387.html)

05-30-2006, 01:36 PM
The biggest change we may see on special teams may not be in the positive.. If they don't let K-Rob do kickoffs, they may be taking a step back in that department. We will see what happens.

05-30-2006, 02:29 PM
If Ferraro grew out the stache and put on a leisure suit, he'd make an excellent 70's pr0n star.

05-30-2006, 02:30 PM
i think our depth at defense will really help this year with special teams this year, and yes while k-rob is an amazing kick returner, idk if we actually need him to return kickoffs, having t-will and mewelde back there would be just as good imo

05-30-2006, 02:33 PM
Yeah, haven't heard much about special teams this offseason. Hopefully Ferraro will pull it together.

05-30-2006, 02:42 PM
the only actuall thing they've flat out said that i can remember is that they will have moore on punt returns.. other than that yea, i havnt heard much either

I'll look for ronyell on there though ;)

05-30-2006, 03:00 PM
I keep seeing people wondering why we picked up some of the FA we did. People who may not have contributed much to the team at their offensive or defensive positions. Yet these people could be great special team players who haven't cost them much in the way of $$$$. That could be the thought in the back of their minds.

05-30-2006, 03:41 PM
One thing the author of this article failed to mention, is that we let go Edinger but we brought in one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history in Longwell! And we may have lost some players from our special team units, but we brought in other players to help on special teams.

05-30-2006, 03:52 PM
I just hope Longwell's as clutch as Edinger was, and actually makes kicks in the first half. That would be very good for our team.

05-31-2006, 01:33 AM
i really thing longwell will do just that, edinger was good and all, but at times extremely inconsistant, loved watching him though

05-31-2006, 03:22 AM
I feel much more confident in our FG kicking having longwell back there.

Someone is definately going to have to step up and pick up the slack on ST if Koren isnt returning kicks/punts. But even if they can perform as well as they did last year I will be thoroughly impressed with this unit

05-31-2006, 10:12 PM
Why does he want a punter holding the ball for our field goal kicker? I always thought it made more sense to have a qb doing that incase of a bobbled snap or something than he could hopefully find someone open. Or if they want to fake a field goal he can be in there to throw the ball to.

06-01-2006, 04:39 AM
I guarantee Memo will play a bigger role on special teams. Memo might be used the way philly used Hershel Walker & Brian Westbrook exclusively on PR/KR and 3rd down situations.

I just don't see the Vikings havings any other potential options right now.

06-01-2006, 06:40 AM
I'm excited to see how ALL of our new coaches do, from Childress all the way to Ferraro. I swear, this is going to be like watching an expansion team, only without having to see your team leave. LOL It's gonna be painful to have to wait and see what the final starting roster looks like.

Seriously...has any NFL team EVER had as many changes in one offseason as the Vikings in '06???


06-01-2006, 06:43 AM
Why can't we just start the season sooner so we can see how everything turns out? Offseason is too long.

06-01-2006, 07:12 AM
I just want the Vikings to be a Special Team, period, next season! :grin: