If you have not heard it, then certainly you have felt it watching the Purple menace.
Mmm Mama we seen em four times in the show and never come home the winners of that big bowl.
We’ve seen and survived Les and his military style summer camp. Tasted the Hershy walk trade.
Hit the knees on wooden floors crying in 98’ when Hollywood D. Greens offense became the most powerful offense to get so so close, yet…
Survived the Chilly winds that made us all believers in a southern gun slinger selling wrangler jeans while wearing number 4. PANTS ON THE….dam wooden floor crying. As the Saints went marching in.
Seen em! Yupp seen em! When the roof come tumbling down and playing in Norseman snow while banking in college town.
Now some as myself have been called Debbie Downers or less than fans for saying before seasons start, that the winds may not being blowing our way this year. Fact is couldn’t be further from the truth. The fan part anyway.
(Bend over here and pick up pitch forks) Mah hand me up the torch we settin to burn something down.
This prolly don’t need any sayin but damit we heading to the windmill with lit torches and pitch forks so let’s get it on then…
Now I’m not sure why some of you brothers and sisters bought the "Dog pound selling this year’s breed"
But had you read what some of the reliable NFL Guru’s had been saying about Mr. Trent you would find that the Browns had a clue he doesn’t fit with what they want to do. Some have gone so far out as to say he could be bust material. Now the Colts seem to think different and it’s a win win. If you look at the Browns celebrating today under the thin skin of the Dome that doesn’t look like a team celebrating they are tanking. Point is a lot here bought that crap and called this game a gimmie. Shame on you.
Someone mentioned in one of the posts of today’s debacle. Did AD’s efforts last year hide some of the teams deficiencies? The answer is yes. Some here have set the bar so low that they go on about how the Vikings went to the play offs last year. They certainly did not dominate their way there.
Ponder gets a lot of focus as he should…he’s unproven and while I myself do not subscribe to the school that it takes 3 years to tell all. Being he is in that window it’s no wonder along with his play he’s going to be under the micro scope. He plays the position that is viewed as it either sinks a team or puts it on his back and swims. So there is justifiably the QB performance questions. Now as I said else where this week, Clarity is beginning to reveal the core problem. Coaching. Many here must have resumes that have a spot somewhere in them that states you’re a nice guy. Because it cracks me up how people go on about well Leslie is a nice guy. Now I’m not sure about jobs in the NFL but somehow I just cannot see in the interview wine dine down at Manny’s where they ask, "Ahh Leslie one last thing, are you a nice guy?" I mean ok I get it he loses nicely. When you see his pressers and the following game it’s like Led zeppelin got the song title "The Song Remains The Same" from him. Football is a business. It’s about big money and it’s in a genre of a very finicky business called entertainment. This year is slowly becoming ripe for what we saw in the last days of D. Green era. A team that wasn’t jelled together in any shape and by years end player dissension. There is a lot of reason to be concerned for the future of these Vikings. Now I was one that took heat from many here for saying from the year we took Ponder it would be about a 5 to 6 year rebuild process. And as I noted that was if all things go as planned. All seems to be breaking. It starts at the top. Tice had this problem also as a head coach. He was a player’s coach as is Frazier. Now that can work if the guy is a pull the trigger kind of guy as we seen with the Niners. I’m from the school of ‘If It Isn’t Broke, Break It." The idea being that innovation in a capital market means change is good. If Musgrave read the book I’m still not sure he would make the offensive changes he should be making. And as many here are calling out. The defense is way too predictable because of its out of date mainstay.
These things are all fixable within the season but with this FO staff it won’t happen. If this shit storm continues a lot of guys AD included are going to want out in the worst way. I end this with a very real and scarey thought something this fan base has not seen…Years like Detroit and Cleveland. The signs are there. Key contracts coming due, an offense built around a powerful RB. (think Barry Sanders in Detroit)
And years and tears of chewing through QB hopefuls as in Browns country. Now some want to hang on the fence and hope for 13-3. That logic is the same one that told us big banks were too big to fail.
Warning sign: If by mid-week all’s we hearing out of winter park is how they packing and looking forward to representing the NFL in London. Business as usual.