- December 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm #54431Joe JohnsonKeymaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU If Godfather Part III had any redeeming qualities, it’s the line (and I’m paraphrasing a bit), “Everytime
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- December 29, 2019 at 2:00 am #54434RobSkolVikesParticipant
Here’s what I think: I think we have a great team, loaded with talent, a great Head Coach in Zimmer, who has taken this team from a very bad place to annually competitive, despite far above average adversity. Several teams would be very happy to see us let him walk this offseason. Zim’s ability to develop talent, lead, and bring stability to this organization cannot be overlooked. He has brought an identity to Minnesota, Defense first. Sure we have struggled at times offensively, as well as defensively, lost big games etc… You can set your watch to the naysayers every time we drop a big game like the MNF game vs GB. Its still JUST ONE GAME. We didn’t have our top 2 RB’s, and our game plan wasn’t as good as GB’s. They had better effort/execution, and we lost. It happens. That doesn’t mean we clean house. Nor does it mean our season is over. We’re not far away from breaking through to another level, and winning it all, in my opinion. We just haven’t put it all together in all 3 phases yet. But we’re close. Unless you have a HALL OF FAME QB/HC like New England, you’re just one of 32 teams scratching your way to the top. Even with a HOF QB, it takes LUCK, and for EVERYTHING to come together at just the right time to win it all/go deep in Playoffs. There is nothing wrong with our team. We just lost. We got beat because GB was better than us in the 3rd/4th QTRs, they had better execution, better effort, better game plan etc.. I believe if we had Cook/Mattison it would’ve been a more even match, but maybe it was better we lost. In reality, the best we could’ve hoped for was the 5 seed, as GB is/was not going to lose to Detroit. And if we had won last Monday, it would FORCE us to have to play all our starters, risk further injury, and go for the win against Chicago week 17. Its a blessing in disguise we lost. It humbled us, gave us a lesson on what NOT to do, and possibly gave us some keys on how to play GB next when we go to Lambeau in a week or 2 (yes I intend to win the Wild Card-Unlike so many skeptics and advance). I honestly can’t wait to play them.
- December 29, 2019 at 10:55 am #54436Joe JohnsonKeymaster
I’ll respond more thoroughly in a minute but something glaring jumped out and I wanted to comment on that first and separately.
I wouldn’t say this after just one game.
I said this game was a microcosm of the entire Zimmer era. That it, like the Seahawks, Chiefs, Eagles NFC ‘ship and others showed that our coaches (Zimmer, Stefanski) either are out coached by the opposition or by themselves.
There’s zero excuse for them to deviate from what has worked this many times. We’ve had Cook and Mattison in other games and they’ve deviated from the PA bootleg/rollout heavy formation stuff.
For Zimmer to say stuff like “it’s not the end of the world!” Or what he said after the Packers game shows that he and they don’t get it and unfortunately there’s not much time left for this team to win as is and I’m tired of waiting for him/them to learn from their mistakes because I don’t think they can.
I fully expect them to do exactly the same thing in the playoffs and I’d rather lose doing what this team does great than lose doing what we know they’re not great at. Because at least then we’d know what kind of team we had and where to improve.
- December 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm #54469BumpjasParticipant
Kubiak can’t coach becuase if his health. Why he took the job to be in less stressful position
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