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Burley81
02-16-2005, 08:05 AM
Olson, who has nine years experience in the NFL, was San Francisco's quarterbacks coach last season and served as Arizona's offensive coordinator from 2001-02.


Olson will replace Scott Linehan and work closely with Daunte Culpepper, who set several team records in 2004 and made his third Pro Bowl. Culpepper's career took off under the tutelage of Linehan -- who left to become Miami's offensive coordinator.


Vikings offensive line coach Steve Loney was promoted last month to replace Linehan as offensive coordinator.


Coach Mike Tice is still searching for a wide receivers coach to replace Charlie Baggett, who joined Linehan with the Dolphins.

www.redzone.org

ADubya26
02-16-2005, 08:20 AM
Dont know much about him, but I hope he teaches Pepper how to balance taking risks/minimizing turnovers.

Culpepper had an amazing year last year and kept his turnovers down, but I think he was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on some risky passes. If he can improve that aspect of his game, watch out he'll be on fire.

Burley81
02-16-2005, 09:42 AM
"ADubya26" wrote:

Dont know much about him, but I hope he teaches Pepper how to balance taking risks/minimizing turnovers.

Culpepper had an amazing year last year and kept his turnovers down, but I think he was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on some risky passes. If he can improve that aspect of his game, watch out he'll be on fire.I dont know much about him either. But like you said on the risky passes, if he does that he will really get over 40 possibly 45 TD's next year.

V4L
02-16-2005, 09:42 AM
yah i was lookin forward to takin alot more shots down feild... didnt see too many this year.. i think chris walsh should be ST coach also tillman is a fag

ADubya26
02-16-2005, 11:20 AM
I think he would have had 40-45 LAST season if Moss wasnt hurt half the time.

Culpepper is so close to being great, and he improves each year it seems like. Maybe this new guy will push him over the hump.

XTAP59
02-16-2005, 11:37 AM
Culpepper is great. Look at his numbers in his 5 years as a starter and comapre them to other QB's. Only thing is his fumbles. Fix that and the skys the limit....

Burley81
02-16-2005, 01:29 PM
"XTAP59" wrote:

Culpepper is great. Look at his numbers in his 5 years as a starter and comapre them to other QB's. Only thing is his fumbles. Fix that and the skys the limit....In the 03 season he had more fumbles than INT's, thats the thing that pissed me off. I think he will have well over 40 TD's next year, under 10 INT's and hopefully not many fumbles.

ADubya26
02-16-2005, 01:34 PM
Only thing I have against Pepper is that he does not make those risky, game altering throws down the field.

I dont even care about his stats, as long as his numbers convert to points and, ultimately, WINS.

Defense and Special Teams play equal roles of course, but we should be putting up a lot more points than we did last season.

Burley81
02-16-2005, 06:29 PM
Once we have a good defense that can hold a lead for us, we are a super bowl team.

rkuriger04
02-16-2005, 06:36 PM
tice was talking about using chris walsh to fill the vacancy as the wide receivers coach

Burley81
02-16-2005, 06:43 PM
"rkuriger04" wrote:

tice was talking about using chris walsh to fill the vacancy as the wide receivers coachDo you have a link?

rkuriger04
02-16-2005, 06:48 PM
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/football/10908835.htm

thats the chris walsh link...it follows the story about how tice says neither moss or any of our backs are going anywhere

Burley81
02-16-2005, 06:53 PM
Thanks. Walsh should take over at Special Teams too.

DaunteHOF
02-16-2005, 10:51 PM
Walsh on special teams, hmmm...

hawaiianvike21
02-17-2005, 03:28 AM
I wonder what this olson guy can do for us. He doesnt have that good of a resume being with the cards... :roll: ANd to say it, linehan did do some good things for us even if he was considereed conseravative.

Well see.....

Burley81
02-18-2005, 09:54 PM
Hopefully Loney will run more. That's the only thing I want to see change.

ultravikingfan
02-18-2005, 10:44 PM
"givemossthetoss" wrote:

Hopefully Loney will run more. That's the only thing I want to see change.

I would like to see that too. It seemed like a lot of games we ran very well the first half and had an established lead. Then we came out without running the ball and our lead dwindled. A more effective passing game is opened up by the run.

Burley81
02-20-2005, 08:20 AM
All of our RB's are beast, plus with Jimmy K. coming back and Jermaine Wiggins here, our 2 TE sets are going to kill. If we run or pass out of those sets we are sure to get some yards. I hate when vikes would go 3-and-out just passing the ball.

PurplePeopleEaters
02-20-2005, 03:09 PM
let's take advantage of our 4 headed monster and RUN THE BALL!

It is pathetic to go three and out just passing.....(sigh)

ADubya26
02-20-2005, 03:22 PM
Teams are scared of our passing game, not our running game. We dont need to play into their hands by becoming a running team.

We need to establish pass first, then be able to run the ball.

Burley81
02-20-2005, 05:34 PM
"ADubya26" wrote:

Teams are scared of our passing game, not our running game. We dont need to play into their hands by becoming a running team.

We need to establish pass first, then be able to run the ball.How about make them scared of our running and passing game? If the defense lines up in a run stopping formation, burn them with the pass. If they line up in a 3-4 defense our something like that, run it.

thepacksux
02-21-2005, 12:36 AM
gettin our rushing game on the edge back will help greatly to establishing a consistent ground game,

Burley81
02-21-2005, 05:57 PM
Since we our talking about our RB's, will Onterrio be our starter next year? If Loney runs more, our starter will have 1000+ yards next season.

V4L
02-22-2005, 04:38 PM
we also got a new WR coach today.. he was san diegos WR coach this year.. and was on the coaching staff at florida when pep was a freshman

vikingsdiva
02-22-2005, 05:07 PM
I agree about the running game to an extent. I would hate to see it take over. When we play too conserveative it seems we are ineffective. But I think to actually establish a running game would make us more well rounded which we were not this season.

cajunvike
02-22-2005, 05:09 PM
"Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:

we also got a new WR coach today.. he was san diegos WR coach this year.. and was on the coaching staff at florida when pep was a freshman

Pep went to Florida? All along, I thought that it was Central Florida.

vikingsdiva
02-22-2005, 05:12 PM
Yeah so did I . Where did we get our info?

jackyl
02-22-2005, 05:23 PM
Chandler was the WR coach at Central Florida in 1994-95.

VKG4LFE
02-22-2005, 06:02 PM
Pep did go to Central Florida.

cajunvike
02-22-2005, 06:03 PM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:

Pep did go to Central Florida.

I know...the real question was where the coach coached. Question answered...BTW, what is the coach's first name?

VKG4LFE
02-22-2005, 06:05 PM
Oh, just had to set you straight if you didn't know!! I have no clue on the coach's first name.

cajunvike
02-22-2005, 06:06 PM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:

Oh, just had to set you straight if you didn't know!! I have no clue on the coach's first name.

Anybody have a link to the story reporting the filling of the WR coach position?

jackyl
02-22-2005, 06:18 PM
Wes Chandler

http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5254483.html

Vikings hire Chandler as receivers coach
Mark Craig, Star Tribune
February 23, 2005 VIKE0223



The Vikings hired former San Diego Chargers standout wide receiver Wes Chandler Tuesday afternoon to fill the team's vacant receivers coach position and complete coach Mike Tice's staff.

Chandler, a member of the Chargers' Hall of Fame and an integral player in San Diego's Air Coryell attack from 1981-87, served as the Dallas Cowboys receivers coach from 2000-02. He has been out of football since.

Chandler coached in NFL Europe from 1991-99, including a stint as the Berlin Thunder's head coach.

Others considered for the Vikings receiver position were Mose Rison, Larry Kirksey, Kevin Higgins and Chris Walsh. Walsh, who helped special teams coach Rusty Tillman in 2004, is expected to remain on the staff in some capacity in 2005.

In 11 NFL seasons, Chandler caught 559 passes for 8,966 yards (16.0-yard average) and 56 touchdowns.

Chandler replaces Charlie Baggett, who left after the 2004 season to become a Miami Dolphins assistant.

Vikings release five

Five veterans have been released because of their contract status, health or future plans with the team. Released were center Cory Withrow, cornerback Terrance Shaw, running back Larry Ned, cornerback Rhett Nelson and receiver Kenny Clark, who has career-ending back surgery before last season.

V4L
02-22-2005, 06:21 PM
yah i didnt type central sorry!

vikingsdiva
02-22-2005, 07:45 PM
"ADubya26" wrote:

Only thing I have against Pepper is that he does not make those risky, game altering throws down the field.

I dont even care about his stats, as long as his numbers convert to points and, ultimately, WINS.

Defense and Special Teams play equal roles of course, but we should be putting up a lot more points than we did last season.
I'm sure this has been touched on. But did you ever wonder if the reason that Pep was so conservative sometimes was due to Linehan? It seemed like he really made Pep pull in on the reins sometimes. I noticed in two years ago. He wasn't playing the same. Then I heard Linehan didn't like some risky plays like pep running in the ball or when he fumbled abazillion times. I always blamed Linehan for making pep color inside the lines too much. Did coordinaters like it when Tark scrambled? No but it was what was comfortable for him. So I'd like to see a coordinator allow more control for Culpepper &co. That being said: I thought this year was much better for that.

V4L
02-22-2005, 08:54 PM
im thinkin maybe he was trying to cut down the number of turnovers? who knows?

chennegar
02-23-2005, 08:08 AM
I also think they were trying to reel in the turnovers. You know Tice might have alot to do with that also. He might have made the call to dink and dunk to protect the defense.

vikingsdiva
02-23-2005, 04:24 PM
Yah but it ultimately sucked sometimes!!