Originally posted by BigMar:Originally posted by young9er:Originally posted by lamontb:
I think it's both but it's more the WR's than Hill imo. I don't think the Wr's are really getting open. These wr's just aren't that great. And Bruce did drop a couple balls yesterday.
This. Hill isn't the best QB in the league, but I think our WR's have more to do with it than Hills ability to get them the ball. Bruce is on pace for an 800yrd 64 catch year, which isn't that bad considering he's 36 years old. The other guys (Morgan, Battle) just aren't as good as some people believe they are.
But in reality it's a 3 way combination of a mediocre QB, mediocre WR group, and a conservative offense that limits mistakes with short, high percentage passes. JT'Oturnovers showed us all what happens when a mediocre QB and WR's try to have an aggresive, high risk offense.
It's been reported, this Viking game is the game where Shaun Hill will indeed need to do more than hand off to Frank Gore. The Vikings gameplan is really clear and simple..... Stop Frank Gore and make Shaun Hill PROVE he can beat you.
Seattle & Arizona had that same perspective! And let's be honest, if not for two big 4th Q drives by HILL, we probably would't be 2-0 right now. Seattle is a weak team in stopping the run and we always run great against them. They, like AZ, stacked 8-9 in the box and we still beat them with Gore which is what Singletary wanted.
I imagine the Vikings will do the same thing but b/c of the predetermined play-calling by Raye (e.g. no audibles) and Singletary's desire to "punch 'em in the mouth," I hope we can keep it close enough to give Hill another shot at winning it in the 4th Q.
I do expect Raye to open the playbook up a little more each week but I'd be SHOCKED to truly see a game plan that is designed around Hill at this point. In short, it doesn't matter what the Vikings do, only Gore, the o-line and the defense will be asked to win this one IMHO.