Well it has been quite sometime since the Vikings pass defense was something to brag about, not since the late 80's and early 90's when Carl Lee and Joey Browner had our pass D in check.
The Sheriff came to town and tried set things in order but after many failed draft picks or misuse of talent, our pass defense went frm bad to worse.
Then in the short lived Tice era we got a glimmer of hope; the signing of Antoine Winfield,and Darren Sharper (I'll remain moot on Smoot). Well just like the draft picks before who left town as soon as their rookie contract was up Sharper has since moved on.
Our pass D was looking like it was on the up and up with solid play from FA S Williams, an impressive rookie campaign from S T.Johnson, improvement from CB C. Griffin and an All-Pro year from Winfield.
Then enter in the 2009 season, the drafting of CB Allen Asher, and FA signings CBs K. Paymah and B. Sapp. With a year now in the Vikings defensive sytem I thought our starting safeties would have taken this D to new heights
but to our disappiontment it hasn't.
We can name a number of excuses on why our pass defense didn't do so well but I'm not going to.
At times we have seen glimses of being really good (see Pittsburg game) and just horrible (see Carolina game).
Now it's playoff time and it's do or die and I believe that this team will only go as far as the pass defense will allow us.
Will the Viking's pass defense be good enough to win it all?
Your comments and opinions please...