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WINchester FIELDer
10-31-2006, 09:22 PM
It's shared by a lot of people...

the whole secondary
Kevin + Pat Williams
Brad Johnson
and of course the refs

BadlandsVikings
10-31-2006, 09:28 PM
Every single viking that played

and

Larry Nemmers

ultravikingfan
10-31-2006, 09:39 PM
The 23 threads that blame somebody for the loss.
;D

VikesfaninWis
10-31-2006, 09:40 PM
I say more of Brad Johnson, and our offensive line.. We had our chances to score in that game, and BJ kept making stupid decisions.. Our O-Line played like crap not giving BJ more time to make his reads and make good throws..

I really think Childress dropped the ball with putting Bollinger in the game.. When the score was that bad, he should have put in T-Jack.. Look at it this way, if Bledsoe would never have gotten hurt, we may never have known just how good Tom Brady is.. If BJ didn't get hurt in his first stint as a Viking, we would never have seen how good Culpepper was.. Same goes for guys like Steve Young, Marc Bulger, and even Brett Favre..

Point being, we need to see what kind of poise Tarvaris Jackson has, and what better time to see that poise then being down 31-7? Did Childress really think that Brooks Bollinger was going to lead the Vikings back? He should have at least tried to shake the Pats up.. With Jackson in the game, they would have had to defend against the run, and pass.. T-Jack has one hell of an arm, and if need be, he can run like a deer.. I am very interested to see what T-Jack can do for this team.. This needs to be Brad Johnson's last season as a starter plain and simple.. He just doesn't have what it takes to be a successful starter in this league anymore.. Sorry to say it, but its the truth..

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 09:54 PM
The REFS, THE Refs...and THE REFS!!!

kramer9guy
10-31-2006, 09:56 PM
This week's Blame Ball goes to...the Patriots.

While I can't stand 'em, they beat us fair and square and are completely to blame for us losing the game.

purplehorn
10-31-2006, 10:25 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


The REFS, THE Refs...and THE REFS!!!


Amen to that! Brads first INT was due to pass interference. The catch and
fumble called incomplete
???. I have no doubts the bastards had money on the
game. I think we could beat the Patsies but not THE REFS
>:(

purplehorn
10-31-2006, 10:29 PM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


.. He just doesn't have what it takes to be a successful starter in this league anymore.. Sorry to say it, but its the truth..


He has a better record than Ben Rothlesberger should he hang it up to? ::)

vikinginvirginia
10-31-2006, 10:40 PM
"kramer9guy" wrote:


This week's Blame Ball goes to...the Patriots.

While I can't stand 'em, they beat us fair and square and are completely to blame for us losing the game.


I agree with Kramer. We got beat, by a better team, and a better quarterback, and a better game plan. We didnt score an offensive touchdown, and the defense could not stop what they were doing. It's pretty simple, we are just not as good as the Pats.

MinnesotaFury
10-31-2006, 10:44 PM
does it honestly matter who gets blame?
No.
Blame doesn't give us wins, it doesn't get us to the playoffs, and it damn sure doesn't raise moral for the Vikings team and community.

Lets focus on our future, and how we can improve, but by no means should we sink to the level of forgetting our purpose: keeping the public behind the Vikings, and help accellerate them to XLI.

vikinggreg
10-31-2006, 11:51 PM
I blame the "Patriot Act" its hard enough to beat a
really good well coached team but does the government need to pass a bill to back them ( didn't the refs, NFL and MNF gave them enough love ???)

I also blame myself, I am Canadian and I think we did something to cause this as well*




*Added for Ultra to give him a laugh ;D

olson_10
11-01-2006, 03:02 AM
everybody wearing a purple jersey and standing on the football field..coaches can be thrown in there too

ultravikingfan
11-01-2006, 05:09 AM
"vikinggreg" wrote:


I blame the "Patriot Act" its hard enough to beat a
really good well coached team but does the government need to pass a bill to back them ( didn't the refs, NFL and MNF gave them enough love ???)

I also blame myself, I am Canadian and I think we did something to cause this as well*




*Added for Ultra to give him a laugh ;D





LMFAO!


Nice!

Prophet
11-01-2006, 07:19 AM
I blame Bill Bellichick.

Suick
11-01-2006, 08:56 AM
The secondary got toasted all night, maybe because the d-line wasn't applying enough pressure, giving Brady way too much time.

The o-line had BJ running for his life the whole game, hence the INT's (plus some bad decisions)

The play calling still amazes me. 3rd and 13 and they throw a 3 yd pass to a receiver with the safety barreling down on him. What's up with that?

The refs calls flabergasted me (and Thiesman)

Williamson can't catch a cold.

mr.woo
11-01-2006, 09:05 AM
gotaa give it to bj. probably the worst game of his career.

PurpleRide
11-01-2006, 01:49 PM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:



If BJ didn't get hurt in his first stint as a Viking, we would never have seen how good Culpepper was..




Cunnignham came in for johnson, we drafted PEP with the johnson trade to wash.


Johnson is to blame for that loss, he made the bad choices that left this team in a hole.
It was not pass interference or the refs fault johnson threw a bad pass.
If it would have been on target, MM would have been destroyed.
Bad passes gave this team the loss.


I love it, its always the medias fault, the refs fault.
It can never be out starting QB should be our back-up.

Gift
11-01-2006, 03:01 PM
Blame ball goes to the entire org.
No one came ready to play :'(

vikes2456
11-01-2006, 03:54 PM
www.purplepride.org The Vikes were counting on us, and we let them down

CCthebest
11-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Brad Johnson. PLayed so bad it washed over to the D
MeMo is the only one who wasnt affected, thats how bad Brad played.

Del Rio
11-01-2006, 04:08 PM
"CCthebest" wrote:


Brad Johnson. PLayed so bad it washed over to the D
MeMo is the only one who wasnt affected, thats how bad Brad played.


Brad Johnson played so bad it washed over the D!!!??? LMAO!


Well I guess when they play great that means Brad played so good it washed over the D.

This may be a new low. Blaming the defense getting their ass handed to them on Brad Johnson LOL!

Prophet
11-01-2006, 04:33 PM
"Del" wrote:


"CCthebest" wrote:


Brad Johnson. PLayed so bad it washed over to the D
MeMo is the only one who wasnt affected, thats how bad Brad played.


Brad Johnson played so bad it washed over the D!!!??? LMAO!
I swear that he is retarded.
Well I guess when they play great that means Brad played so good it washed over the D.

This may be a new low. Blaming the defense getting their jiggly butt handed to them on Brad Johnson LOL!


What about Smoot?
He's got to play into this somewhere.

CCthebest
11-01-2006, 04:41 PM
Smoot was a given. I still dont understand the cusion Winfield and Smoot give when we are down by 2 or 3 touchdowns.

Am I going to have to put little happy faces next to my sarcastic posts?

Del Rio
11-01-2006, 05:07 PM
"CCthebest" wrote:


Smoot was a given. I still dont understand the cusion Winfield and Smoot give when we are down by 2 or 3 touchdowns.

Am I going to have to put little happy faces next to my sarcastic posts?


It would help. Because this post looks like other posts of yours, so it is hard to tell when you are joking.

ultravikingfan
11-01-2006, 05:13 PM
"CCthebest" wrote:


Smoot was a given. I still dont understand the cusion Winfield and Smoot give when we are down by 2 or 3 touchdowns.

Am I going to have to put little happy faces next to my sarcastic posts?


I would not hurt jerk wad!







































;D

vikes09
11-01-2006, 05:48 PM
"Suick" wrote:


The secondary got toasted all night, maybe because the d-line wasn't applying enough pressure, giving Brady way too much time.

The o-line had BJ running for his life the whole game, hence the INT's (plus some bad decisions)

The play calling still amazes me. 3rd and 13 and they throw a 3 yd pass to a receiver with the safety barreling down on him. What's up with that?

The refs calls flabergasted me (and Thiesman)

Williamson can't catch a cold.




williamson actually did a decent job out there IMO. he caught some balls i dont think very many people could make, and did a fairly decent job other than that long ball which SHOULD have been called. the refs were horrific, but thats not a good excuse for getting blown out by the patsies.

cajunvike
11-01-2006, 05:56 PM
It's STILL the REFS' fault!!!

vikes_4_life_42
11-01-2006, 06:53 PM
i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

PridePiper
11-01-2006, 07:07 PM
Let's not forget coaching philosophy.

1--Tomlin.
I know critizing Tomlin is probably sac-religous around this town, but we should have adjusted for the fact that there weren't any backs in the backfield many times Monday.
It wasn't tough to tell we needed more pass coverage.
Side note...Tampa-2 was never supposed to be this blitz-heavy, and we might get exposed like this again.

2--Childress.
What happened to establishing the run?
We were playing like we were down by two touchdowns from our first offensive play.

3--Receivers.
I'm not letting BJ off the hook, but we didn't have a ton of guys open from my vantage point.

I'll be ready to move on to the 49 game by tomorrow!!

BigMoInAZ
11-02-2006, 03:23 PM
"vikes_4_life_42" wrote:


i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

Well, the VP of Officiating Mike Pereira seems to disagree.
On this weeks NFL Network Official Review the Wiggins catch, 2nd review, in his mind was ruled correctly despite Rich Eisen professing his dismay like so many of us!
I really think the NFL screws up their officiating review by not getting it right and letting these refs off the hook for poor practices!
NUFF SAID!
http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram
(http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram)

Del Rio
11-02-2006, 04:05 PM
"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


"vikes_4_life_42" wrote:


i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

Well, the VP of Officiating Mike Pereira seems to disagree.
On this weeks NFL Network Official Review the Wiggins catch, 2nd review, in his mind was ruled correctly despite Rich Eisen professing his dismay like so many of us!
I really think the NFL screws up their officiating review by not getting it right and letting these refs off the hook for poor practices!
NUFF SAID!
http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram
(http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram)


That show is a joke isn't it, I mean that segment. Doesn't it sound like he is just pulling stuff from his arse most of the time? I mean in plain view everyone see's what happened and he makes up some lame ass excuse. Not just with the Vikings but every week lol. I still watch it though!

jargomcfargo
11-02-2006, 05:05 PM
"Del" wrote:


"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


"vikes_4_life_42" wrote:


i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

Well, the VP of Officiating Mike Pereira seems to disagree.
On this weeks NFL Network Official Review the Wiggins catch, 2nd review, in his mind was ruled correctly despite Rich Eisen professing his dismay like so many of us!
I really think the NFL screws up their officiating review by not getting it right and letting these refs off the hook for poor practices!
NUFF SAID!
http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram
(http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram)


That show is a joke isn't it, I mean that segment. Doesn't it sound like he is just pulling stuff from his arse most of the time? I mean in plain view everyone see's what happened and he makes up some lame jiggly butt excuse. Not just with the Vikings but every week lol. I still watch it though!


It's tough for a ref to say his partner made the wrong call. Probably need some Wizzard behind the curtain reviewing refs decisions. They can't seem to police themselves.

I don't blame the refs though. It was a team loss; all three aspects and coaching.

Call me crazy! It was a good loss!

Last week we were were going to have a shot at the superbowl and this week a shot at mediocracy.

This team was shown where it stands at a time when it only has 3 losses.

Best to know it now and have some scheduling relief to work on the weaknesses.

Let's see how this team responds to this loss.

That will tell us if we are just rebuilding or whether we have a shot at something better.

Some of the blame being placed on individuals this week is an over reaction or unwarranted. It's a team sport and one person's play is often the result of another person's play.

Prophet
11-02-2006, 05:59 PM
"jargomcfargo" wrote:


"Del" wrote:


"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


"vikes_4_life_42" wrote:


i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

Well, the VP of Officiating Mike Pereira seems to disagree.
On this weeks NFL Network Official Review the Wiggins catch, 2nd review, in his mind was ruled correctly despite Rich Eisen professing his dismay like so many of us!
I really think the NFL screws up their officiating review by not getting it right and letting these refs off the hook for poor practices!
NUFF SAID!
http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram
(http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram)


That show is a joke isn't it, I mean that segment. Doesn't it sound like he is just pulling stuff from his arse most of the time? I mean in plain view everyone see's what happened and he makes up some lame jiggly butt excuse. Not just with the Vikings but every week lol. I still watch it though!


It's tough for a ref to say his partner made the wrong call. Probably need some Wizzard behind the curtain reviewing refs decisions. They can't seem to police themselves.

I don't blame the refs though. It was a team loss; all three aspects and coaching.

Call me crazy! It was a good loss!

Last week we were were going to have a shot at the superbowl and this week a shot at mediocracy.

This team was shown where it stands at a time when it only has 3 losses.

Best to know it now and have some scheduling relief to work on the weaknesses.

Let's see how this team responds to this loss.

That will tell us if we are just rebuilding or whether we have a shot at something better.

Some of the blame being placed on individuals this week is an over reaction or unwarranted. It's a team sport and one person's play is often the result of another person's play.


Your post brought tears to my eyes, a glimpse of reality is nice to see.

The generalized PP.O scene:

+ Day after loss: chaos.

+ Day two after loss: chaos with a semblance of reality

+ Day three after loss: somewhat back to reality, focus starts to shift to next team

+ Day four after loss: focus on next team with a few stragglers discussing previous game...

marcosMN
11-02-2006, 06:05 PM
I blame the terrorists!

Or El Nino...
8)

Whosever fault it was, point is, we go thwacked.

Time to move on, now...

cogitans
11-02-2006, 06:05 PM
"Acumen" wrote:


"jargomcfargo" wrote:


"Del" wrote:


"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


"vikes_4_life_42" wrote:


i honestly blame the refs. i think they really ruined the momentum of our team when it started to look like we were still in it. they had many BS calls. even the mnf announcers were bashing the bad calls. i will hold this grudge forever against the refs....lol. thats all i want to say about this game. im ready for sunday

Well, the VP of Officiating Mike Pereira seems to disagree.
On this weeks NFL Network Official Review the Wiggins catch, 2nd review, in his mind was ruled correctly despite Rich Eisen professing his dismay like so many of us!
I really think the NFL screws up their officiating review by not getting it right and letting these refs off the hook for poor practices!
NUFF SAID!
http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram
(http://images.nfl.com/video/homepage/2006/1102-3.ram)


That show is a joke isn't it, I mean that segment. Doesn't it sound like he is just pulling stuff from his arse most of the time? I mean in plain view everyone see's what happened and he makes up some lame jiggly butt excuse. Not just with the Vikings but every week lol. I still watch it though!


It's tough for a ref to say his partner made the wrong call. Probably need some Wizzard behind the curtain reviewing refs decisions. They can't seem to police themselves.

I don't blame the refs though. It was a team loss; all three aspects and coaching.

Call me crazy! It was a good loss!

Last week we were were going to have a shot at the superbowl and this week a shot at mediocracy.

This team was shown where it stands at a time when it only has 3 losses.

Best to know it now and have some scheduling relief to work on the weaknesses.

Let's see how this team responds to this loss.

That will tell us if we are just rebuilding or whether we have a shot at something better.

Some of the blame being placed on individuals this week is an over reaction or unwarranted. It's a team sport and one person's play is often the result of another person's play.


Your post brought tears to my eyes, a glimpse of reality is nice to see.

The generalized PP.O scene:

+ Day after loss: chaos.

+ Day two after loss: chaos with a semblance of reality

+ Day three after loss: somewhat back to reality, focus starts to shift to next team

+ Day four after loss: focus on next team with a few stragglers discussing previous game...


Nice breakdown. I feel kind of the same way.

marshallvike
11-02-2006, 08:08 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


The REFS, THE Refs...and THE REFS!!!


ditto, ditto, and ditto.

i really wanted to see a flying whiskey bottle.