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singersp
07-10-2008, 05:49 AM
Two weeks and counting for Vikings (http://www.realfootball365.com/index.php/articles/vikings/11948)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Posted by Mike Schoemer
realfootball365.com


In only 14 short days, the Vikings will descend on Mankato, Minn., to begin the 2008 season with training camp....

Purple Floyd
07-10-2008, 06:13 AM
The timing should work out good to see them a few times.

I can't wait

PurpleTide
07-10-2008, 06:19 AM
It's feeling like a kid waiting for Christmas
for training camp to start. This article posed a few good questions, and refreshingly, none were about Tarvaris. We do face a tough schedule, but I like how he points out that if we can be 4-3 after the first part of the season we do have a favorable stretch at the end of the season. I think Ray Edwards back will be OK, but if he isn't able to stay healthy it will affect our depth on the d-line.
Matt Birk will have another pro-bowl season, and will retire a Viking. And as far as AP having a sophmore slump..... only if he gets hurt. I believe Adrian will learn to protect himself better, along with his improved blocking and recieving will be far more versatile, making it harder for defenses to plan for.

I expect us to take advantage of stacked defenses, and become more balanced on offense and defense. We will still be a top three rushing O and D, and improve dramatically in our passing games, a top 3 defense, with a top 15 total offense.

Purple Floyd
07-10-2008, 06:27 AM
"PurpleTide" wrote:



It's feeling like a kid waiting for Christmas
for training camp to start. This article posed a few good questions, and refreshingly, none were about Tarvaris. We do face a tough schedule, but I like how he points out that if we can be 4-3 after the first part of the season we do have a favorable stretch at the end of the season. I think Ray Edwards back will be OK, but if he isn't able to stay healthy it will affect our depth on the d-line.
Matt Birk will have another pro-bowl season, and will retire a Viking. And as far as AP having a sophmore slump..... only if he gets hurt. I believe Adrian will learn to protect himself better, along with his improved blocking and recieving will be far more versatile, making it harder for defenses to plan for.

I expect us to take advantage of stacked defenses, and become more balanced on offense and defense. We will still be a top three rushing O and D, and improve dramatically in our passing games, a top 3 defense, with a top 15 total offense.


It sounds like you slept in a Holiday Inn Express last night ;D

Marrdro
07-10-2008, 06:30 AM
This might be the $25,000 question that everyone seems to be ignoring.

Especially the crowd that keeps talking SB.
;D

singersp
07-11-2008, 04:50 AM
"Marrdro" wrote:



This might be the $25,000 question that everyone seems to be ignoring.

Especially the crowd that keeps talking SB.
;D


Yep!

We have a tough schedule this year & a SB appearance will be tough to achieve. GB might be a good team this year & they might not without Favre. Either way I don't see them as easy wins. The Bears have Grossman & they give us fits everytime we play them. Hell, we even lost to the Lions last year.

Plus we have Indy, Giants & the Jaguars on that schedule.