One of the many nice outcomes of the Vikings 23-7 victory over the Packers is that people want to review, prognosticate, and talk about the successes of Week 1. I am no exception.
I had the good fortune of being on 4 podcasts this week that cover a lot of different ground. There is something for film lovers, people who just want the audio, a look ahead to Week 2, and a high level view of the trends we see the Vikings following. I hyperlinked all of the people I spoke with and would recommend you check out their work.
If you like film
I went through the film with Dusty Evely and covered the Vikings schematic structure, why things worked, and a few neat adjustments to look at through the year.
Had a great time going through the film with @DustyEvely! We take you through a bunch of plays from Packers Vikings and cover:— SyedSchemes (@syedschemes) September 13, 2022
-O’Connell’s offensive structure
-Answers from GB
-Should they have just played man?
-Vikings defensive scheme
-Finding answers within a system https://t.co/ytDQZ8S34Q
If you prefer audio
Had a great one talking to @NickOlsonNFL and @FriesFootball for @kindredskols! Covered a lot of scheme structure, player specifics, and battling deeply entrenched Vikings pessimism (while also not being too optimistic). https://t.co/lKrUVxVdoK— SyedSchemes (@syedschemes) September 14, 2022
If you want to look ahead to Week 2 and the Eagles
Though we all want to bask in the glory that is a season opening win, eventually it is time to look ahead. Fran Duffy had me on to try to translate how the Vikings success in Week 1 may carry over to Week 2. We give you the quick hits you need going into a big Monday night game.
Went back and forth with Fran Duffy (@EaglesXOs) on the Vikings Week 1 success and how it translates to a Monday night Week 2 matchup with the Eagles.— Shawn (@syedschemes) September 16, 2022
If you are feeling philosophical
Finally, if you have not yet tired of my New Jersey speaking pace, I joined Ollie Connolly of The Read Optional and Gridiron for a high level discussion of the O’Connell offense and Donatell defense. We talk philosophical underpinnings, structure, personnel, strengths, weaknesses, adjustments, and a whole lot more. This was a fun one!
Had a good talk with @OllieConnolly from @ReadOptional and @Gridiron getting philosophical on the Vikings offense, defense, and how they may respond to new challenges starting in Week 2 vs. the Eagleshttps://t.co/qdXUECSP04— Shawn (@syedschemes) September 16, 2022
Finally, we’re on to Philadelphia.