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Prophet
02-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Could Vikings' Run Defense Get Better in 2007? (http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2007/02/11/could-vikings-run-defense-get-better-in-2007/)
Posted Feb 11th 2007 12:36PM
by Michael David Smith

mr.woo
02-11-2007, 03:38 PM
yes.. with some smart personel moves and good coaching anything is possible.

VikingD24
02-11-2007, 08:47 PM
Never settle for what you got no matter how good it is. There is always room for improvement & the 2007 Run Defense can improve heavily with more production from the DE's. Whether the Vikings draft Gaines Adams, sign Freeney or Justin Smith, or even if Udeze and Erasmus suddenly wake the hell up...the DE position was the weak spot on the Vikings Run stop in 07 and needs to improve.

Phat Pat's replacement is also going to need to be saught soon as he isnt getting any younger. Dont forget that maintaining this great run stopping D from season to season needs to be a top priority. I would hate to see their D crumble like the Bills Defense has in the last 4 years.

VikesfaninWis
02-12-2007, 09:36 AM
As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..

Prophet
02-12-2007, 09:42 AM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..


LMAO

olson_10
02-12-2007, 09:50 AM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..

agreed..hed better not think about drafting a qb either

Marrdro
02-12-2007, 10:06 AM
Brad Childress is mum on whether they'll draft Brady Quinn, but I think they need more immediate help than Quinn can provide.

I agree with this guy pertaining to Quinn.


I still think the triangle is working on moving up to 4, 5 or 6 to get CJ if avail (and we don't have to break the bank) or work a deal with someone who wants Quinn if he falls as far as some are projecting now and CJ is gone.

Say maybe a DE or WR with experience and a pick or two for our 7.

NodakPaul
02-12-2007, 10:45 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..


LMAO


I have to laugh here too.
Yes, I think we need to address the offense, but if we make a couple of key off season acquisitions to address WR and possible OL, then there is nothing wrong with going with a defensive first pick if that is the best player available.
Wait until the FA is over before making demands to strip Childress of power... Remember that we had a very good draft last year, and likely will again.

jsa803
02-12-2007, 11:30 AM
I know you guys disagree but im still going to voice my opinion.
Quinn is ready to start as a rookie and would be more productive than Jackson.
If we draft Quinn then we are laying to foundations to a great offense, with a solid O line, Good funning back and full back, and a smart patient Quarterback.
then all that would be needed are some play making recievers, and a tight end.

I agree a defensive pick makes little sense, and we should pick up offense first but if Quinn is still available we need to take him or we will kick ourselves for it in the long run.

Prophet
02-12-2007, 11:33 AM
"jsa803" wrote:


I know you guys disagree but im still going to voice my opinion.
Quinn is ready to start as a rookie and would be more productive than Jackson.
If we draft Quinn then we are laying to foundations to a great offense, with a solid O line, Good funning back and full back, and a smart patient Quarterback.
then all that would be needed are some play making recievers, and a tight end.


I'm not so sure that it's about disagreeing.
It was previously based on Childress' comments that he was going with Bollinger and TJack.
Now he has backed down on those comments as of a couple days ago.
It's all a smokescreen from here on out with our only clues being given based on FA acquisitions.

jsa803
02-12-2007, 11:35 AM
"Prophet" wrote:


"jsa803" wrote:


I know you guys disagree but im still going to voice my opinion.
Quinn is ready to start as a rookie and would be more productive than Jackson.
If we draft Quinn then we are laying to foundations to a great offense, with a solid O line, Good funning back and full back, and a smart patient Quarterback.
then all that would be needed are some play making recievers, and a tight end.


I'm not so sure that it's about disagreeing.
It was previously based on Childress' comments that he was going with Bollinger and TJack.
Now he has backed down on those comments as of a couple days ago.
It's all a smokescreen from here on out with our only clues being given based on FA acquisitions.


I agree, and If the Vikings get Garcia then they wont draft quinn.
But for the sake of our team i pray we dont get garcia,
I think he is overrated.

vike_mike
02-12-2007, 11:53 AM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..


Man, I have been waiting for someone like you who gets it.
Some others on here as well get it, but most don't.
If you cannot score any points, no matter how good your defense is, you will never go far.
We must draft WR.
No getting around it.

Prophet
02-12-2007, 11:54 AM
"vike_mike" wrote:


"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..


Man, I have been waiting for someone like you who gets it.
Some others on here as well get it, but most don't.
If you cannot score any points, no matter how good your defense is, you will never go far.
We must draft WR.
No getting around it.


....and I suppose the two of you understand this and the coaching staff that has >100 yrs of professional coaching experience and playing experience doesn't get it.
Maybe you should write them a letter so they can be enlightened about your revelations.

VikemanX84
02-12-2007, 11:57 AM
We just spent a second round pick on a quarterback last year who hasn't gottena
real chance.
We won't be drafting a Quarterback.
Brady Quinn isn't that good and I think will be a huge bust in the NFL.
It would be dumb to draft a quarterback in this draft (not only because we have an investment in Tarvaris but also) because he still needs a team around him.

The run defense can get better but I'm not worried about it right now.
If our run defense regresses a little at the expense of making a significant improvement in our pass defense then it is a good trade-off I think.
If both can improve, that is ideal.

Pat Williams has a lot left in the tank.

PurpleCanuck
02-12-2007, 12:06 PM
"vike_mike" wrote:


"VikesfaninWis" wrote:


As weird as it is to say, the defense is not the weak link of this team anymore.. If Childress goes with anything other then offense with the first pick, and with that I mean (Trade the pick for a experienced WR, draft a WR with that pick, or get a great offensive linemen.) then he needs to be stripped of all of his power..


Man, I have been waiting for someone like you who gets it.
Some others on here as well get it, but most don't.
If you cannot score any points, no matter how good your defense is, you will never go far.
We must draft WR.
No getting around it.



dare i ask the relevance of this to the chances of our rush defence getting better?
we did well last year cause people were just passing on us...we don't know how well our rush defence can perform under normal circumstances...

the one main thing that can help both our pass and rush defence next year is field position...if we move the ball, they are defending a longer field and have to mix it up more

VikingD24
02-12-2007, 05:14 PM
But for the sake of our team i pray we dont get garcia,
I think he is overrated.


Overrated? Are you kidding me? Im in no means a Jeff Garcia fan in any respects but the guy has been doubted his entire career. I dont remember any expert predicting Garcia could keep the 49ers competitive following Young's retirement and he did. Aside from that, nobody even cared where Garcia was after his trips to Cleveland and Detroit.
The guy isnt overrated, actually...too many people find him worthless. I didnt think he would do squat with the Eagles after McNabb went down.

We all saw what happened from there.

Garcia wouldnt be the worst thing in the world for the Vikes in 07. He runs the West Coast Offense well and even though I dont think he is a Super Bowl-Calibur QB, he is the best option out there.

vikesD
02-12-2007, 07:12 PM
I don`t see the problem with bringing garcia in till jackson is ready. I really don`t think bolinger is worth a dime.

NodakPaul
02-12-2007, 07:56 PM
LOL.
I love how threads get off topic.
This one is titled "Could Vikings' Run Defense Get Better in 2007?".


Yet the post before mine talks about our QB situation. ;D
This thread has officially been hijacked. ;D

VikingD24
02-13-2007, 05:56 PM
Brooks Bollinger would absolutely improve the Vikings' Run Defense in 2007! ;D

sleepagent
02-13-2007, 06:01 PM
Our Rush Defense was truly OVERRATED!
Nobody ran on us . . . they didn't need to!

Overall the defense improved and I am looking forward to that trend continuing!