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whackthepack
10-25-2004, 09:47 AM
I have to give credit were credit is do!

His play has improved over the last 3 weeks and he has been a factor in the games!

Even tho his stats are just OK, he has been getting more preasure and causing things to happen!

If his play can countinue to improve he can get to that elite status of DTs, but he is not there yet! But it is encouraging that he has been a factor in the games.


And kudos to Raonall Smith, His best game as a pro by far and hope to see him stay healthy and keep improving

snowinapril
10-25-2004, 09:55 AM
I was surprised at how fast he got on the fumble. It was an alert play. It happened so fast and he was being blocked by an O-lineman at the time. He did putsome pressure on against the Titans also.

VKG4LFE
10-25-2004, 12:09 PM
It was an excellent defensive effort across the board, but Hovan played pretty well, especially in the second half and Raonall Smith, wow if he keeps that up that would be a great plus for our linebacking crew. He made some nice plays in the game!

muchluv4smoot
10-25-2004, 06:16 PM
Hovan still has a long way to go, before his play will be worth what he is gonna be asking for at the end of the year. Just look at the big contract that fred robbins got, and he was a nobody on our D.

Webby
10-25-2004, 06:23 PM
that fumble landed on his feet. Alll he had to do was fall down.

hovan
10-25-2004, 08:36 PM
"muchluv4moss" wrote:

Hovan still has a long way to go, before his play will be worth what he is gonna be asking for at the end of the year. Just look at the big contract that fred robbins got, and he was a nobody on our D.

Wow. You know how much he is going to be asking for? Can you let us know. :wink:


I have to agree with webby, he did just have to fall down. But at least he fell down and covered it up. It seems like these days players try to get greedy and pick it up and run with it. The same goes with tackling. Are players getting lazy...or just going for the big hit these days. Oh, the good ol days. :santa:

VikingsTw
10-25-2004, 09:53 PM
How could you guys forget the pass he batted down for the Shaw INT. Very impressive play. Even though hovan doesnt seem to be a giant he bats down alot of balls.

Vs the Titans he looked like his old self, crackin down on run plays, batting balls down and getting significant pressure on the QB.

hawaiianvike21
10-26-2004, 05:04 AM
Im thinking tice lit a bonfire to get his ass moving and playing well. I also thought tice offered him for some trades to get him motivated big time to play or be outta here by the trade deadine or after the season. I just hope he continues to play well as i personally wouldnt want to see him leave as he looks like a viking and defensive tackles are harder to find and produce these days.

muchluv4smoot
10-26-2004, 03:33 PM
"hovan" wrote:

"muchluv4moss" wrote:

Hovan still has a long way to go, before his play will be worth what he is gonna be asking for at the end of the year. Just look at the big contract that fred robbins got, and he was a nobody on our D.

Wow. You know how much he is going to be asking for? Can you let us know. :wink:


I have to agree with webby, he did just have to fall down. But at least he fell down and covered it up. It seems like these days players try to get greedy and pick it up and run with it. The same goes with tackling. Are players getting lazy...or just going for the big hit these days. Oh, the good ol days. :santa:


It's not a matter of what he will be asking, more like what other teams will be offering. Fred robbins wasn't expectng anywhere near the money the giants offered him. The same will more than likely happen for hovan. Right now, he isn't playing worth even an average salary. I do however admit that he is playing better, but has a long way to go before I would want him back. If we can improve at DT in the offseason, then we have to do just that.

stockerman
10-27-2004, 09:55 AM
trade the Jerk

snowinapril
10-27-2004, 10:09 AM
"stockerman" wrote:

trade the Jerk

Are you the purple pride antagonist????

Watch out for stockerman, he is trouble!!

All 5 posts for this guy:

maybe all the turnovers will happen against the pack, CULLY, may start dropping it any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we always choke. it will happpen this year too. face it the vikes will never win a S.B.

trade the Jerk

Cully? get a life

choke,choke,choke



Lots of CHOKING and JERKING, stockerman.
Do you have a Chicken?

snowinapril
10-27-2004, 10:14 AM
"webmaster" wrote:

that fumble landed on his feet. Alll he had to do was fall down.

It may have bounced five yards towards him, at his feet.

But, he had a defender on him who was blocking his view and blocking him and the ball bounce quickly his direction.

Yes he did JUST FALL on it, if you want to look at it in a simplistic way.

All I said it was a heads up, quick reaction. It was a positive, a good play.

VKG4LFE
10-27-2004, 10:30 AM
It was a turnover, I don't care if the QB hands it off to Hovan, a turnover is a turnover. If we get the ball back for our Offense that's a good thing. Don't nit pick guys!

little redhead
10-27-2004, 12:06 PM
He did play much better. I agree that taking a few snaps away has made him more productive. I knew he could do it we will have to see if he continues and it becomes an everyweek kind of production. I sure hope it does because his better play seems to be steam- rolling down into a better production by the defense as a whole. The media is wondering if it is just a coincidence or not that now that Hovan is playing better the defense is getting more turn overs etc???

Kleinsasser40
10-27-2004, 01:21 PM
Hovan is getting better and he obviously wants to stay in Minnesota. I jsut hope they don't get rid of him during the offseason. Whenever we do stuff like taht he the playter ends up kicking a$$ somewhere else the next year.

snowinapril
10-27-2004, 01:31 PM
I was watching the NFL Vikings 2003 where they had Hovan wired for sound. He was intense.

Up until the last few games, do you think he lost some of the intensity and drive that he had early on in the 2003 season?

hovan
10-27-2004, 10:44 PM
[quote="snowinapril"]I was watching the NFL Vikings 2003 where they had Hovan wired for sound. He was intense.

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That was a cool clip.