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Vikings Vent Line: Protesters, Sam Bradford’s record and looking ahead (Week 17, 2016)

The Vikings finished the season on a high note, with Sam Bradford and company destroying the Chicago Bears 38-10.

The Super Star Mike Morris and Phil Mackey take your questions and comments via Facebook Live. Topics included the bizarre protest at U.S. Bank Stadium, Sam Bradford’s completion percentage record, which free agents the Vikings should keep, and much more!

Also, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who listened to Vikings Vent Line this season. We had a blast taking your calls!

  • Gordon Guffey

    Was there a OL who has played well this year there when the Viking picked Treadwell ~ ??? Also no one knew what kind of year Thielen was going to have ~ Not one of us and most likely the Vikings where not sure either ~ Diggs is a question mark as he was in college when injuries keep him off the field ~ He hasn’t been healthy sense before the Cowboys game ~ Hopefully he will out grow the injury bug like Robert Smith did ~

    • Gordon Guffey

      Speaking of Patterson going elsewhere ~ If that happens then Wright steps in ~ Its not like he cant play ~ He also can return KO ~ He’s not as fast as Patterson for sure ~ But like Sherels he is quicker and can make people miss ~

    • Yes, but your clique members here said we shouldn’t draft any of them.

      • Gordon Guffey

        Say what ~ ??? LOL

        • You asked if any linemen were available when Treadwell was drafted. There were several, but some know it alls said we shouldn’t draft any of them.

          • Gordon Guffey

            I ask because I dont follow the draft like I use to ~ There was a time when I would be starting my offseason now looking for the newest mock drafts ~ However I never really followed the OL ~ Maybe I should have but the Vikings have done well in the later rounds ~ Sullivan and now Easton at Center though I’m not sure he was even drafted but I do know we got him in a trade I believe favored the Vikings ~ Harris was a undrafted FA who has played well at both right OG and OT ~ Fusco was another good late round draft pick until the peck injury ~ He has never been the same sense ~ Bar injury and illness the Vikings could have had a very good OL this year ~

            I blame the poor play on as you know the Norv Turner effect ~ Only Berger has looked good no matter where they played him and Sullivan before his back injury ~

            But thats just the way I see it and call it ~ As I have said many times I have never been a college or pro HC or a talent scout of any kind ~ I just go off what I see on my TV ~ However I do go back and watch the games and for the last two years I have keep a eye on the OL and what I saw was after Shurmur replaced Norv the OL improved as Sparano tweaked the OL ~ It took a couple of weeks and it never got to where it might have been had Shurmur been the OC when TC opened ~

            These is JMHO based off game tape using NFL Rewind ~ As for Treadwell I understand the pick based on the fact that Norv was in control of the offense when the season started ~ It was clear he didn’t want Patterson and I dont think Thielen had over 300 yards last year without looking ~ It was clear he didn’t want Wright anymore ((( who knows the reason when it comes to Norv ))) after Spielman resigned him because he refused to even play him afterwards ~ For what ever the reason Norv put players in his doghouse for a year at a time ~ He did it with WR C. Johnson over the past two years ~ However when he was forced to play him and called plays where he was the target Johnson made plays ~

            IMHO the bottom line is we dont have a clue how bad the OL really is based on Norv’s blocking scheme and it showed based on the fact the OL had improved ((( pass blocking ))) and Bradford had far more throws based on the fact the OL was giving him more time to look past 10 yards once Norv was gone ~ I’m not talking pro bowl improvement ~ But improvement to the point where Bradford wasn’t sacked as much nor hit as much and thats with Clemmings playing left tackle ~ And I have to believe we both believe that Clemmings should in know way be playing OT in the NFL ~ If he has a should at ever becoming a good NFL offensive lineman its at OG and based off his play at both left and right OT he should be lined up on the right side ~

            Well I didn’t mean to go on like I did but I’m known for it from time to time ~ LOL ~

            But Like I said I dont keep up with the OL on draft day unless its picking high enough to land someone like Kalil who wasn’t injury prone in college ((( That I know of ))) nor was he his rookie year when he made the pro bowl ~ And that year was before Norv got his hands on Kalil and the rest of the OL ~





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