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#21 Bo Mitchell

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

Chad Greenway with the Vikings' third interception of the preseason. Second in the red zone in just over a quarter.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

Vikings desperately need to improve their plus minus this season.  That will help.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

I like the way Cassel has looked tonight and all preseason.  Very decisive in his decisions.  Looks a lot more sure of the offense.

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#24 Bo Mitchell

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:52 PM

These interceptions are a good sign for the Mike Zimmer defense.

 

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#25 Aj Mansour

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:57 PM

This is the first time all preseason that I've seen regular pressure off the ends of the defensive line. They've yet to capitalize with a sack but that pressure has led to interceptions and poor decisions by Smith.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

Aaron Rodgers will not throw two picks in the red zone.  Vikings need to limit these big plays.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

Most times, I would be concerned about a bend-but-don't break defense...but it's a huge improvement over last year's don't-bother-bending D.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

Corner blitz = aggressive Mike Zimmer defense. I like it.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

Audie Cole is getting A TON of run as Middle Linebacker tonight. Do we think he has surpassed Jasper Brinkley for the #1 spot?


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

Audie Cole is getting A TON of run as Middle Linebacker tonight. Do we think he has surpassed Jasper Brinkley for the #1 spot?

 

Jasper got the start so I'd have to think he holds a slight edge still. But it's close. I prefer Cole.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Audie Cole is getting A TON of run as Middle Linebacker tonight. Do we think he has surpassed Jasper Brinkley for the #1 spot?

 

I think Zimmer might consider a MLB rotation based on opponent...Brinkley a much better banger against the run, while Cole better in space and coverage...


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thats a good decision Cassel on a third down and long.  Not on a 1st and 10.  Parker had help on the backside.  

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

Nice stunt by the Vikings results in a Brian Robison sack.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

Good defensive series there.  Need more of them to help balance T.O.P

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

I'm not sure that throwing into double coverage to Jerome Simpson who clearly didn't have the edge is ever a good decision?


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

Blair Walsh easily drills a 41-yard field goal. Would have been good from about 60. Right down the middle.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

Nice to see the sacks and interceptions, but this Chiefs offensive line has some major question marks.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

Still unable to control the clock.  Time of possession is lopsided.  Was a big problem last year.  Take - give is 2-1 us so that's a positive.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:40 PM

Still unable to control the clock.  Time of possession is lopsided.  Was a big problem last year.  Take - give is 2-1 us so that's a positive.

 

Yeah, 19:20 - 10:40 TOP advantage for the Chiefs. Not good.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

Cassel still in the game to start the second half.




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