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  1. Should probably move on from Harris and Reiff as well, and maybe Rudolph? I don't think Spielman and Zimmer would be making these trades if they felt they were on the hot seat, and that thought coincides with some scuttlebutt in an ESPN piece from a couple days ago where they speculated on Zimmer's firing but reported "There's no indication from anyone reliable that Zimmer is in any immediate trouble.".
  2. The trade seemed to be universally welcomed at the time. They tried to re-sign Everson, but he wasn't interested, and the way he has played in Dallas this year that may have been for the best. I think Spielman absolutely misevaluated how good the team was when he made the Yannick trade and that was a mistake that cost cap space and about 45-50 spots in the draft, but good on him for realizing that and not marrying himself to whatever contract Ngakoue was going to demand to try and justify the deal.
  3. Roman has shown to be a good play designer(esp on run plays) and he absolutely will design an offense to his QBs strength, but he is pretty meh as a playcaller especially in negative script situations. he is quick to abandon the principles that work and becomes extremely predictable when his team is down even one score. I still think he could be okay but would prefer someone like Brian Daboll or Eric Bienemy.
  4. I would be fine with keeping Zimmer I think, having thought about it more. Given the state of the franchise (no cap space and little flexibility, and a team seeming to be on the downturn) I don't think it would be a very appealing job for top HC candidates. It would be unlikely that we'd end up with a better coach than Zimmer. I know everyone wants a top offensive mind, but how many of those are going to sign up to work with Kirk Cousins? I think Spielman is a better candidate to be fired but it seems that he and Zimmer are married in ownerships eyes. I think it is Spielman's evaluation of Cou
  5. agreed. why not at this point? Jaleel hasn't shown anything. defense honestly does not seem that far off knowing who they have coming back next year. getting Barr + Hunter + Pierce back plus a draft pick iDL (hopefully) and some more experience on the corners. there is a path to them being pretty good again next year.
  6. Pretty big feather in Zim's cap here if this holds up. Obviously it's confounded by the fact that we don't force as many third downs as we used to but still impressive nonetheless. Overall, I think Zimmer has done a decent enough job so far this year, even if I have my usual qualms related to his philosophy.
  7. might want to rest Dalvin for this game. Mattison should be enough against an abysmal falcons run defense. and now that they have a long term investment in cook, probably smarter to look at the bigger picture.
  8. just seeing this. add no I don't. I just like watching Watson and wanted to pick someone off the beaten path. I don't and didn't think Watson was better by any means lol. he has been rough so far this year even if yesterday was better. weirdly inaccurate.
  9. (man that was a gut punch of a loss. fun game but jeeeeeeeeeeeeez can the vikings find ways to lose. reminds me of a Phil Jackson clip talking about a Doc Rivers team where he said "they know how to lose, we just have to guide them there" some thoughts: I really liked the coaching in this game both from Zimmer and Kubiak. Kubiak has really seemed to find a groove in the past couple weeks. and I loved the aggression from Zimmer down to the last 4th down. play to win and that's what he did. up and down play from the corners continues. Gladney and Hughes were both pretty good imo.
  10. Rhodes probably isn't this good (small sample size and all). But man this stings. I always felt he was still a serviceable corner, who was treated like he was still the shutdown guy from 3 years ago, and thus not put in the proper place to succeed the past couple years. Glad to see him doing well.
  11. There are some things that have remained consistent through Zimmer's tenure that you absolutely cannot do if you are going to be a defensive first team and try and be in that upper echelon. The most glaring to me is how Zimmer/the offense routinely (I know Zimmer is not calling the plays but this has remained so consistent through his tenure I think he deserves some blame) forfeit(s) the possession at the end of the half. The entire part of deferring is to try and double-dip score wise before the half, yet the Vikings have consistently thrown that away.
  12. I very much agree with this second point. I think he is a very good coach, for what he is, but his offensive mindset is not conducive to success in what the NFL is now. He also seems too stubborn to change this much, which is somewhat understandable given where he is in his career.
  13. GGs. Fun game and showed some signs of life. Would be fine with a bunch of games like this one on the road to a 4 win season. Some thoughts: - Nice to see the offense string some solid drives together non-garbage time variety. Thank goodness they freed Jefferson. He was fantastic. Should remain a big part of this offense the rest of the season. Was encouraging to see Kirk give him some chances to come down with contested balls, a sign he has trust in him. - Cousins has flashed more mobility so far this season than he ever did before, at least in his Vikings tenure. Kudos to him for
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