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Days Until the Season Opener in St. Louis

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:58 AM

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#2 Jeff

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

Seeing that picture of Paul Krause makes me wonder if he could play safety next to Harrison Smith? Would two hard hitting #22's be confusing to follow on TV? ;)

#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

Seeing that picture of Paul Krause makes me wonder if he could play safety next to Harrison Smith? Would two hard hitting #22's be confusing to follow on TV? ;)

 

My sense is that at this point we could probably tell them apart... Ha!


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

My sense is that at this point we could probably tell them apart... Ha!


LOL! Maybe, unless Mr. Krause has found the fountain of youth ;)

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

I recall a story about Krause in camp at Mankato (when I was much younger) and he only needed one interception to tie the NFL record. He had been slipping in recent years and was still around on the team, presumably to get the record. In a full-team drill, the quarterback floated a pass well over a receiver's head into the waiting arms of Krause, who was playing a deep "center field" position on the field. There was a whistle to stop play and suddenly one of the players yelled out, "That ties it!" Laughs from the field and the crowd.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:22 AM

It seems like Krause was always playing center field. That's how he got all those interceptions. I think he would have left the hard-hitting to Harrison Smith... then and now.


#7 Seth Stohs

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

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#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Missed this one yesterday: 

 

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#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

And today, this is how many days until Opening Kickoff of the Vikings season:

 

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#10 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:45 AM

maybe best known for his role in the terrific baseball movie The Benchwarmers:

 

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#12 mike wants wins

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

Cool stuff, Seth

#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

GREAT pictures.


#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:42 AM

Missed this one on Friday:

 

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#17 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:48 AM

And now that it's Saturday...

 

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#18 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:52 PM

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:51 PM

It seems like Krause was always playing center field. That's how he got all those interceptions. I think he would have left the hard-hitting to Harrison Smith... then and now.

While I only saw the latter half of his career, that's my impression of Krause as well.  He was a technically sound tackler but not really a hitter, and he lived for those deep balls that had any float to them.

 

In a way he was ahead of his time, since he was coverage-oriented even for a free safety, but playing in an era dominated by the run.  Hard to imagine what he could have done in today's game, with passing attempted half again as often now as when he played, if not more.

 

And at 6'3", 200 lbs., he's one of the relatively few players of his era who not only wouldn't be undersized today, but would still stand out as having prototypical size for his position.