AD Fumbles Again

Adrian Peterson has two fumbles today and they’ve both been killers.  One stopped the Vikes when they were in the redzone, going in to take an early lead, and his second came in the fourth quarter with the Vikes down 10-9 and trying to take control of the game.  Brad Childress will get plenty of heat if this team loses but his players are not doing him any favors.  And Detroit is flat out making plays on defense.  Childress himself deserves much of the credit for the one big Vikings play so far in the second half – a slant pass to Bernard Berrian when the Vikes came out four wide (a rare formation for them), which resulted in a long touchdown.  Unfortunately, the Vikes haven’t shown that four-wide look since.  Apparently Childress believes in going away from what works.  An interesting philosophy that, if he keeps it up, will get him ridden right out of town.

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Brad Childress, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Chad Bridges

    If the run is not working.  Add Peterson as the fourth wide receiver, and pass, pass, pass.  Have Peterson roam the middle or setup along the sideline as the fourth option.

    Why force the run, time after time???

  • VannodaVike

    Ride Klink out of town anyway. This team has been trying to stick togeter as best they can and with a average coach ( shoot, even Lane Kiffin) would be 5-1.
    I can’t help but wonder what these guys do in the huddle when a play is set in. I’ll bet every one of them is thinking their college playbook would have had something better while looking at each other all wanting to scream “Screw this call! Whose in favor of trying something that might make their defense actually have to think!”
    My gosh! Les Stekel had a better football mind. He must finally be at ease knowing he will not  go down as the worst Viking coach ever. I would have trusted Les more than Chilly to have improved the team over the long haul.
    Bring in Marty! This guy could take this team right now and put his mark on it from day one. I don’t think there would be many coaches out there who would walk in and say “We are going to start winning and winning with big numbers starting today!” Shotty would not come in with this we are going to start building my program so give it time. Like some polititian.
    I could hear the cries for Chilly’s firing all the way here in Florida

  • AustinVike

    If the run is not working.  Add Peterson as the fourth wide receiver, and pass, pass, pass.  Have Peterson roam the middle or setup along the sideline as the fourth option.
    Why force the run, time after time???


    Exactly.  Forcing the run.  Every second down is a run play.  You could set a clock to it.

  • AustinVike

    Also, I suggest Zygi take a look at Coach Mack Brown (of University of Texas). 

    I checked out a UT game this weekend, and the guy is absolutely dead on – awesome coaching!  He’s calling plays that fans are calling, but adding his own spin to things that the other team just can’t account for.  Coaching with some cajones…

    Just an idea…

  • VannodaVike

    Sounds good to me Austin. Bring that fine QB with him. (forgot his name) but I was impressed.