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Quick Notes On The First Half

Hey everyone, just wanted to jump in and give a few thoughts about the first half of tonight’s game. I will give much more in depth analysis soon on the entire game… after I have a chance to review the tape closer.

Here some things to munch on first:

  • Garrett Mills was the only inactive and his arm was in a sling.  Harvin ended up not playing either, however, after getting roughed up and having a minor shoulder injury on the last day of camp.
  • Sage Rosenfels is way ahead of Tarvaris Jackson in the quarterback race after these two performances.
  • Bernard Berrian was carted off the field after what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
  • It is easy to downplay Rosenfels’ nice debut as a Viking since the Colts had none of their starting secondary on the field, but you also need to consider that Rosenfels was missing two of his top wide outs (Berrian left early, Harvin didn’t play).
  • You should draft Visanthe Shiancoe to your fantasy team (4 catches, 55 yards, in one quarter of play)
  • All the running backs look really good, including Albert Young.
  • The starting defense looks even more vicious than last year.  They sacked Manning three times on the opening drive (J. Allen, Edwards, Evans).
  • The opening drive resulted in a touchdown run by Chester Taylor, but the vikings had to convert two 4th downs to get there.  They have some things to work on still.
  • Colts running back Donald Brown might edge out Addai as the starter if he keeps up the good work.
  • Heath Farwell looks healthy and solid.
  • Asher Allen seems to be as good of a tackler as advertised.
  • Other than one false start and letting one guy by him, Loadholt was impressive.
  • The Vikings dominated the time-of-possession clock by almost 2:1 which is always a good sign.

Check back for more updates all weekend (I may not get a chance to break down the tape fully until Sunday).

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One Response to “Quick Notes On The First Half”

  1. G.P. says:

    Hi Adam! Yay Asher! Go Vikes!

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