It’s week 1 so before you over react let’s think about some things...

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12 hours ago, jetpac said:

1. We have 3 new starters on the offensive line. This isn’t Madden nor is it plug and play. We have two rookies as well, they need time to Gel and they will. 

2. Regardless of this being Shannys offense Koetter is a new play caller. With Freeman, Sanu and Ridley playing limited snaps in the Preseason and Julio not playing at all. To expect an offensive explosion was wishful at best. 

3. This defensive group also needs time to adjust with Neal and Rico both coming back from Season ending injuries. We showed tremendous pressure up front which is something to be excited about. Most of the things we saw today can be corrected including those open gaps in the run game.

4. The Vikings are a great team with a STELLAR defense and true home field advantage. Take away those silly turnovers and this game is obviously different. 

Thats about all the optimism I’m going to give. Here’s the negatives:

1. Quinn was out-coached and never adjusted. This team in all phases outside of special teams were simply sloppy and completely unprepared. The 2 play calls before the Matt Ryan interception in the end zone was down right pitiful. How do you try to smash mouth one of the BEST defensive front in all of football and in the process remove Free Ridley Sanu and Julio from the formation? Who’s call was that.

2. This dual OC system is bad. We never adjusted to what the Vikings were doing nor did we take advantage of Rhodes going out of the game at time. Disappointing to say the least.

3. Oliver is just plain awful. 

1- totally agree. Though Lindstrom might miss some time, hopefully it’s not as bad as we are fearing. 

2- also totally agree.

3- agree, Debo missed plenty of time as well. This defense hasn’t played together with a lot of key players healthy in a long time. 

4- time will tell with the Vikings. Great defense, and they match up well with us given their run D, pass rush and Rhodes being able to match up physically with Julio. Their O isn’t going to look as good all year as they looked against us today imo. 


1- We were definitely outcoached and while we need time to gel, we shouldn’t have been THIS sloppy to start the game. That’s on Quinn and the staff. 

2- yeah... I’m not sure why we thought this might work. 

3- I think we should hold off on calling Oliver awful. He was awful today, but he spent a lot of time on Thielen, one of the best route runners in the NFL and the pass catcher with the most chemistry with Cousins on the roster. That’s a tough matchup for a lot of corners, not just Oliver. 

I’m very concerned with our run defense, we looked awful. We also didn’t have much pass rush, but that’s nothing new for us. Beasley continues to look soft and not live up to what he showed early in his career. 

I don’t think we look like a playoff team, but we might end up 8-8 or slightly better if we gel and pull things together. If not... I think Quinn is probably going to get canned. 

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On 9/8/2019 at 5:25 PM, tl;dr said:

If we fire Quinn, go throw the farm at Lincoln Riley. I know he plays in the Big 12 and what not, but that dude can coach offense

No coaches please

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