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The Zim-Zam Flim-Flam: All Things Zimmer

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Zimmer admitted to staying with his plan far longer then he should have in the Philly game, when it was entirely evident it was not working.

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18 hours ago, Uncle Buck said:

He does have a lot of responsibility for the loss, but the players had a horrible game too.  Harrison Smith got beaten on a play in a way that was totally uncharacteristic of him all year.  The same can be said of others too.  It was just a bad game all around for the entire team.

I can agree to a certain point, but I think the game has a completely different result if Case Keenum doesn't throw a pick-6 to allow the Eagles to tie the game at 7.  If the Vikings go up 14-0, I think it's a completely different game.  That pick-6 just energized the Eagles and it snowballed from there.

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It wasn't just the pick 6, it was the fumble in the red zone on a drive that could've tied the game at 14 midway through the 2nd quarter. Keenum stared down an open receiver at the sticks (Thielen IIRC) and that gave Barnett enough time to get around the corner for the strip sack.

For me, the defensive failure came down to game plan more than execution. They sat back and dared Foles to beat them by throwing downfield. And he did -- he beat them by throwing downfield. The Eagles OL whipped the Vikings DL, and they didn't scheme pressure even on most 3rd downs. They seemed to be expecting him to make mistakes. They gameplanned for Foles from the Oakland or Atlanta games, and instead ran into Foles from the Super Bowl. 

Given a redo, I bet Zimmer would be bringing more pressure, more often, making Foles get the ball out of his hand quicker and trusting his DBs more. 

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13 minutes ago, Krauser said:

Given a redo, I bet Zimmer would be bringing more pressure, more often, making Foles get the ball out of his hand quicker and trusting his DBs more. 

what was the score at halftime? i can't remember (or don't want to...) but my question is, should thought have been given to pulling Case for Bradford...?

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30 minutes ago, vike daddy said:

what was the score at halftime? i can't remember (or don't want to...) but my question is, should thought have been given to pulling Case for Bradford...?

24-7. 

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45 minutes ago, Krauser said:

It wasn't just the pick 6, it was the fumble in the red zone on a drive that could've tied the game at 14 midway through the 2nd quarter. Keenum stared down an open receiver at the sticks (Thielen IIRC) and that gave Barnett enough time to get around the corner for the strip sack.

For me, the defensive failure came down to game plan more than execution. They sat back and dared Foles to beat them by throwing downfield. And he did -- he beat them by throwing downfield. The Eagles OL whipped the Vikings DL, and they didn't scheme pressure even on most 3rd downs. They seemed to be expecting him to make mistakes. They gameplanned for Foles from the Oakland or Atlanta games, and instead ran into Foles from the Super Bowl. 

Given a redo, I bet Zimmer would be bringing more pressure, more often, making Foles get the ball out of his hand quicker and trusting his DBs more. 

I agree with this ... he stuck with the game plan that clearly wasn't working for too long. The OL was killing our DL, and Foles had a crazy amount of time to beat us downfield.

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