Welcome to what we hope will be a fun, and thrilling part of our TVA lineup. Each Monday we will be holding a Roundtable discussion of sorts. The TVA staff is going to discuss all things Vikings and perhaps touch on various other topic of sport. We invite you to participate as well. Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook or simply make a comment at the bottom of the article.
Let’s start me boys!
Clint Starks, editor, TVA: Off the schnide with a 34-10 vic over the Cards. I was not necessarily impressed by the performance of our beloved Purple but it was a victory and we’ll take it. Were you impressed why or why not?
Dan Zinski, Senior Blogger Let’s ignore Donovan’s performance for a second. Yes I was impressed. The defense finally forced some turnovers and the run game was dominating at least early. In the second half they were able to make enough plays to keep Arizona from gaining any momentum. As a team I think they took a step forward. I like the way Jamarca Sanford, Chris Cook and Erin Henderson are progressing. I thought Phil Loadholt played decently. I was even happy with Ryan D’Imperio. Then there was Donovan.
Dan Zinski, Senior Blogger Percy Harvin got a lot of praise for his blocking. Put him with Kleinsasser and Jenkins and I think the Vikings have a fantastic set of blocking tight ends and receivers.
Dan Zinski, Senior Blogger Here’s a stat everyone would’ve been screaming about if the Vikes had lost: Percy Harvin got one carry as a back and 2 targets as a receiver. 23 total yards. Oh and he was wide open on that one play when McNabb didn’t see him.
Dan Zinski, Senior Blogger I know Peterson had a good game but I’m still annoyed at the second half production in the run game. Peterson had 86 yards on 13 carries in the first half for a 6.6 average. In the second half he ran 16 times for 36 yards which is only an average of 2.3. That’s not going to get it done against a good team.
Dan Zinski, Senior Blogger I’m glad some of the young defensive guys are starting to develop. Chris Cook, Jamarca Sanford and Erin Henderson are now legitimate players. Speaks well of the coaching staff. Maybe soon we’ll see some production from Christian Ballard.
Clint Starks, editor, TVA: The second half woes continue. What are the thoughts on the second half struggles. Because as dominant as the Vikes were in the first half they really didn’t produce much in the second half…again.