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singersp
11-05-2007, 08:38 AM
Wrong ball to blame for missed FG? (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7371695)

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Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell thought he had the distance to kick a career-long 57-yarder at the end of the first half.

But he was duped by the old-switcheroo - or lack thereof.

"They put a quarterback ball in," Longwell said, referring to the different balls used in the game. "They didn't put a K ball in the game.".........

Zeus
11-05-2007, 08:44 AM
"singersp" wrote:


Wrong ball to blame for missed FG? (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7371695)

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Article Last Updated: 11/04/2007 10:25:44 PM CST


Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell thought he had the distance to kick a career-long 57-yarder at the end of the first half.

But he was duped by the old-switcheroo - or lack thereof.

"They put a quarterback ball in," Longwell said, referring to the different balls used in the game. "They didn't put a K ball in the game.".........




Who are THEY?
Let's GET THEM!!!

=Z=

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 08:49 AM
LMAO,





It's the balls fault I tell ya.....LOL





Maybe next week, it will be, " I had my practice shoe laces in, not my game laces."






;D

Marrdro
11-05-2007, 09:04 AM
I hate it when players make excuses for poor play.
Thats my damn job.
;D


In addition to quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, Childress said wide receiver Robert Ferguson suffered a concussion after taking a shot on the sideline.


I hate to admit it, but Fergy was everywere yesterday.
Some nice catches and he can still throw a hell of a block.

Your winning me over Ferg.
Keep it up.
;D

PurpleTide
11-05-2007, 09:34 AM
Man when we try a long field goal like that we should have atleast one guy that can run in there. All those linemen rumbling around that guy just skated past them. Cudo's to the team for galvanizing rather than crumbling. We really dominated SD the second half.... It was the best Sunday we've had in a long while. Let's build on it.

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 09:38 AM
"PurpleTide" wrote:



Man when we try a long field goal like that we should have atleast one guy that can run in there. All those linemen rumbling around that guy just skated past them. Cudo's to the team for galvanizing rather than crumbling. We really dominated SD the second half.... It was the best Sunday we've had in a long while. Let's build on it.





I'll have to say PT, I like the way you post.
Right to the point and right on......Thanks

PurplePeopleEaters
11-05-2007, 09:41 AM
I love the LT quote saying he would be shocked if Henderson didn't make the pro-bowl. That said, he'll probably get snubbed like most vikings players do each year.

cyviking
11-05-2007, 09:44 AM
Laces out DAN!!!!

Mr Anderson
11-05-2007, 09:47 AM
"cyviking" wrote:


Laces out DAN!!!!
;D LOL!
;D

Purple Floyd
11-05-2007, 09:50 AM
I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO

snowinapril
11-05-2007, 09:56 AM
I thought the K ball was the more difficult one to kick.

The whole purpose was to make it more difficult for the K to kick long FG so they would have to try and prolong a drive by playing another down.

Maybe I have selective memory but that seems like the reason they introduce the 2 type of footballs.

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 09:56 AM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO





I noticed that also, and I think it was Birk, looked more like a hold from behind, then he pushed him to the turf in the back......




It was a penalty for sure, but the refs can't see them all........He would have never gotten him anyways, he was a good 15 yards from the play......And I don't think Birk is going to run down that guy....LOL

Purple Floyd
11-05-2007, 10:00 AM
"NordicNed" wrote:


"UffDaVikes" wrote:


I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO





I noticed that also, and I think it was Birk, looked more like a hold from behind, then he pushed him to the turf in the back......




It was a penalty for sure, but the refs can't see them all........He would have never gotten him anyways, he was a good 15 yards from the play......And I don't think Birk is going to run down that guy....LOL


Yeah, I don't think he would have caught him either, but a penalty is a penalty and that one would have wiped out a record against the vikings that will unfortunately never be erased.

MinnesotaFury
11-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Regardless, against the Vikings or not, that was still one hell of a return, let alone a catch.
Did you see how close he was to stepping out initially, haha, i was screaming for a challenge but I would have ended up looking like Romeo Crennel.

singersp
11-05-2007, 10:11 AM
"MinnesotaFury" wrote:


Regardless, against the Vikings or not, that was still one hell of a return, let alone a catch.
Did you see how close he was to stepping out initially, haha, i was screaming for a challenge but I would have ended up looking like Romeo Crennel.


??? Hell of a return? I don't think so.

It seemed like more than half the Vikings were standing around wondering WTF is he doing? It wasn't until he started blowing up the field around the 30 (TTBOMK) when the Vikings finally started going after him.

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 10:15 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"MinnesotaFury" wrote:


Regardless, against the Vikings or not, that was still one hell of a return, let alone a catch.
Did you see how close he was to stepping out initially, haha, i was screaming for a challenge but I would have ended up looking like Romeo Crennel.


??? Hell of a return? I don't think so.

It seemed like more than half the Vikings were standing around wondering WTF is he doing? It wasn't until he started blowing up the field around the 30 (TTBOMK) when the Vikings finally started going after him.





They sure did let their guard down on that one, and most will blame the coach, but this is the game of football and these are pro's that are on the field and have played the game their whole lives.
If they don't know this simple ST's rule by now, maybe they should go back to a Pee Wee league and learn it again..




No excuse, no excuse at all.....................

Marrdro
11-05-2007, 10:36 AM
"NordicNed" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"MinnesotaFury" wrote:


Regardless, against the Vikings or not, that was still one hell of a return, let alone a catch.
Did you see how close he was to stepping out initially, haha, i was screaming for a challenge but I would have ended up looking like Romeo Crennel.


??? Hell of a return? I don't think so.

It seemed like more than half the Vikings were standing around wondering WTF is he doing? It wasn't until he started blowing up the field around the 30 (TTBOMK) when the Vikings finally started going after him.





They sure did let their guard down on that one, and most will blame the coach, but this is the game of football and these are pro's that are on the field and have played the game their whole lives.
If they don't know this simple ST's rule by now, maybe they should go back to a Pee Wee league and learn it again..





No excuse, no excuse at all.....................

This goes right back to a play by AD when he improperly fielded the KO.
Coaches coach, and players play.

The players screwed the pooch for just heading to the bench after the kick.
The coaches screwed the pooch for not making sure they were ready to defend this type of play.

Some feel we shouldn't be wasting precious practice time on stuff like this.
I am not one of them.

As with ADs muff, this one will be revisited this week as a refresher from what they learned in OTA/Pre-season and it won't happen again I bet.
;D

mountainviking
11-05-2007, 10:48 AM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO


I saw it too!!
Many times, and it was on Mount McKinnie, around mid field, near the sideline...sure he's big and slow and might miss, but he might knock that mother fucker right out too!

mountainviking
11-05-2007, 11:03 AM
All in all, yup, should have been expecting that...Longwell has never made one that long before, you have to at least think its a possibility.
Two FG attempts that turn into opposing TDs in one season?!??!???
Boy, that better be the end of it!

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 11:06 AM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"NordicNed" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"MinnesotaFury" wrote:


Regardless, against the Vikings or not, that was still one hell of a return, let alone a catch.
Did you see how close he was to stepping out initially, haha, i was screaming for a challenge but I would have ended up looking like Romeo Crennel.


??? Hell of a return? I don't think so.

It seemed like more than half the Vikings were standing around wondering WTF is he doing? It wasn't until he started blowing up the field around the 30 (TTBOMK) when the Vikings finally started going after him.





They sure did let their guard down on that one, and most will blame the coach, but this is the game of football and these are pro's that are on the field and have played the game their whole lives.
If they don't know this simple ST's rule by now, maybe they should go back to a Pee Wee league and learn it again..





No excuse, no excuse at all.....................

This goes right back to a play by AD when he improperly fielded the KO.
Coaches coach, and players play.

The players screwed the pooch for just heading to the bench after the kick.
The coaches screwed the pooch for not making sure they were ready to defend this type of play.

Some feel we shouldn't be wasting precious practice time on stuff like this.
I am not one of them.

As with ADs muff, this one will be revisited this week as a refresher from what they learned in OTA/Pre-season and it won't happen again I bet.

;D




I just believe, it's just as important for the players to know all the in's and out's of the game as it is for the coaches....



Every time our players or player makes a bad dicision on the field, I won't be the one to jump on the coach right away.



Thats like saying, the coaches need to explain every rule in the book that could come into play for that single situation....
That would and couldn't ever happen....



I think the players mostly let they rule laps their memory, except to two or three players who looked like they did know what was going on......



I know BC knew what was happening, because he was pissed....LOL

singersp
11-05-2007, 11:07 AM
"mountainviking" wrote:


"UffDaVikes" wrote:


I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO


I saw it too!!
Many times, and it was on Mount McKinnie, around mid field, near the sideline...sure he's big and slow and might miss, but he might knock that mother fucker right out too!


He was one of the first ones I saw lumbering over there to make a play. I was sort of laughing to myself saying no way does he catch him.

Marrdro
11-05-2007, 11:17 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"mountainviking" wrote:


"UffDaVikes" wrote:


I'm not sure if he would have caught the runner, but there was a pretty blatant hold on one of our linemen trying to cut him off ( Birk?) I though it was Birk, but is he in on kicks? At any rate it was a blatant hold that should have nullified the TD IMHO


I saw it too!!
Many times, and it was on Mount McKinnie, around mid field, near the sideline...sure he's big and slow and might miss, but he might knock that mother f&**&*&r right out too!


He was one of the first ones I saw lumbering over there to make a play. I was sort of laughing to myself saying no way does he catch him.


All I can remember is Wildwoman saying, its gonna be good, and then, a OOOOHHHHH Shit from me.

Then watching McKinnie pull up and start limping.
Another loud OOOOHHHHH Shit cause it looked like he pulled something.

Scary.
::)

NordicNed
11-05-2007, 11:22 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QdpHH7MdgA8#


The more I look at this video and play, I believe the Chargers played the FG attempt as a return.


Maybe they where just a little bit more heads up on the play than we where....Have to give them credit.
Look how most their players end up on the right hash mark, and take on blocking rolls...



Looks to me like a dam kick-off return play.....



They caught us on this one for sure....... :(