Sunday, September 11, 2011

1st Viking Blogging of 2011 Season

Not sure why I have been mum on the team up to this point. Maybe because I've been taking a wait and see attitude. I think getting Donovan was a good move for the team. Hopefully he will have a good year. But even with a good year for Donovan things might be tough for the purple in 2011. As week 1 shows, we are in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL and we don't have an easy schedule in the non-division games. Week 1 in San Diego we were simply beat by a better team and winning would have been a tall order. Still the Vikes were very much in the game and had a realistic shot at the win. It was nice to see our defence getting some turnovers, which was a problem last season. If the Vikes are going to do anything this season the defence will have to be better than they were last year, especially at creating turnovers. Not having KWill for the first two games doesn't help.

I was surprised to see AP almost had 100yards today. If for no other reason, the Vikes are worth watching because of AP. He may go down as one of the all-time great backs in NFL history if he can stay healthy and remain in peak form for a few more seasons. It's nice to see he will probably be in purple for the rest of his career. I just hope our O line play is worthy. Our O line run blocking wasn't great last season and the O line pass blocking last year was borderline poor. The first game wasn't encouraging in terms of the pass blocking, but I think San Diego has a well above average defence, but then so do the Packers, Bears, and maybe even the Lions. Hopefully Donovan's es-capability means he won't get killed.

My expectations for the season are not high. I just hope we are competitive and fun to watch.

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