Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
If we send Kap to the Line with 2 plays, we are doomed. He can't change them verbally and was completely lost last yr in SEA. make it simple, 1 play called, and if it busts, bail out to TE or RB. Changing plays up there is just too big a chunk to take a bite of. In SEA, be simple...nothing more. Beat them heads up, not with tricky calls that will get messed up. Old fashioned football in SEA. Hell, throw it 70 times or run the Oregon offense, 90 plays a game. But no changing plays....that is a disaster up there.
This actually brings up another good point. What about a hurry up? Philly did it (well, all game long basically) in Washington and absolutely silenced the crowd. With all our weapons, CK would have a ton of outlets (Gore, Hunter, McDonald, Miller, etc.) so if they do get some pressure, those options should be available for positive yards. Remember, that is how we beat then the game before last...Alex started dumping it off in the middle of the field to Gore/Walker and they had no answer for it. The key to this game (reference the GB game for how poor we were on 1st downs) will be POSITIVE first down production of 4+ yards. The run ws useless against a front of Raji/Jolly/Pickett so THAT was a game we needed to pass on 1st downs to set up the run (or pas) on 2nd+ downs. If we run into a brick wall again on 1st downs and get no or negative yards, that will feed right into the Seattle pass rusher's hands. Period. So watch first down production. It's the absolute key.
I also wanted to point out a play I really loved against GB...Gore started out in the backfield and usually, he stutter-steps and flares out as an outlet somewhere for CK. This time he "sprinted" out of the Q-formation and CK hit him in stride in the 4Q on the TD drive down into the RZ. This is a play the Vikings used to perfection with Harvin and is an instant mismatch b/c the RB is running forward at full steam and no LB or S has time to turn and cover it. I hope to see more of it! Imagine this play with Hunter or even James...
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM ]