Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Oct 2005

Vikings: 3-4 Lineup Looks Like Long-Term Solution

I dunno, to me this sounds like a parent who hires an expensive tutor for her son and then is thrilled when he gets a "D" instead of an "F."

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 28 Oct 2005

5 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2005, 1:04am by Bruce Dickinson


by B (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2005 - 1:32pm

What, no joke about reshuffling the deck chairs on the SS Minnow?

by johnt (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2005 - 3:49pm

Perhaps the solution is to find players who aren't TOO STUPID TO PLAY A 4-3.

Good lord. The mind boggles.

by andrew (not verified) :: Fri, 10/28/2005 - 6:21pm

Is it too early to call Erasumus James a bust?

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Sat, 10/29/2005 - 1:54am

It astounds me that the Vikings have so many linebackers who cannot align themselves correctly. Coaching must be a substantial part of this. Tice did a pretty good job of hiring a o-coordinator (Linehan), when he had the opportunity to do so, but Cottrell hasn't shown much at all.

by Bruce Dickinson (not verified) :: Sun, 10/30/2005 - 1:04am

i'm not a vikings fan by any means, but i don't think it's like they're going to a 3-4 because they think it'll get people to stop making jokes and whatnot. don't they have to because of a shortage of linemen?