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The Defense Played Well, But Not Well Enough

In the first half of Sunday Night’s loss, the Vikings gave up 14 first downs, 268 yards, and 14 points.  The also came up big with two red zone interceptions, one from Jared Allen and one from Madieu Williams, keeping the team from being behind at halftime. In the second half, despite three interceptions from […]

OFFSEASON PREVIEW: Safety

[For more previews of this nature, click on the “2010 Offseason Tracker” tab at the top of this screen.] 2009 Season The Vikings safety play was regarded as atrocious for much of the 2009 season.  While it ended up being Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, and Percy Harvin that “gave away” the Championship game, […]

Sanford Could End Up Being The Steal Of 2009

Vikings seventh round flier of 2009 is backup safety Jamarca Sanford.  The word “backup” may be removed from his title fairly soon if he keeps saying all the right things off the field and producing a defensive intensity on the field. Sanford played about 20 snaps with the starting defense in the Vikings regular season […]

Rookie Doesn’t Secure Starting Role

On Sunday, all of the Vikings faithful were keeping one eye on Jasper Brinkley at all times to see how he would do in the starting lineup. Even with one eye on E.J. Henderson’s replacement, it was hard not to notice seventh round pick Jamarca Sanford flying around and making plays as he replaced second […]

Random Friday Notes

I was perusing www.profootballfocus.com as well as some other sites, and thought I’d share a few quick notes with you on an array of topics. Madieu Williams was credited with two missed tackles last week on defense, and another on special teams.  He has now surpassed Chad Greenway for the most missed tackles on the […]

Vikings Players Do Good Holiday Deeds

I tend to get wrapped up in football and negative off-the-field actions by Vikings players.  For some reason, us bloggers forget that fans like to hear good things about their players as well.  For example, I recently neglected to mention that Madieu Williams made a hefty donation to his Alma Mater during the bye week… […]

Breaking Down The Film

  Let’s break down some film from the Steelers game to take a look at what is working and what is not.  The numbers to the left indicate the time marking for each play on the video above. 0:08: Mike Wallace runs a reverse. Cedric Griffin does a good job of sticking with his man […]

Half Time Thoughts

The Steelers are going into half time with a 3 point lead against the Vikes.  Here are a few thoughts on the action thus far: Visanthe Shiancoe is having a bad day.  In addition to one dropped pass, Shiancoe has had two false starts.  The offense needs to scheme a few plays his way to […]

Two Hicks with Hurts

Two guys named Hicks had limited reps during yesterday’s Vikings practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie.  Kick returner Maurice Hicks is bothered by a foot injury, while offensive lineman Artis Hicks hurt his elbow during Monday’s loss at Green Bay.  Both are expected to be ready to play in Sunday’s home game against Indianapolis.  […]

Vikings Looking for Safety Help w/ Williams Down

The Vikings are looking for help at safety now that free-agent pickup Madieu  Williams is out with a neck injury. Coach Brad Childress says Williams could be out for an extended period of time. Second-round draft pick Tyrell Johnson started in last Friday’s preseason loss to Seattle, but has missed two days of practice this […]